The Ashe Street Christian church.

How have I missed this church tucked away at the edge of page 12 of the 1913 Sanborn fire insurance maps of Wilson? And which “Christian church” was it, exactly?

The 1912 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory is not helpful. It lists two “colored” churches under the denomination “Christian”: Christian Church — Ashe nr Nash, and Christ’s Disciples — 707 S Spring. The latter is now known as Saint Rose Church of Christ.)

The 1922 city directory also lists a Christian Church on Ashe Street, but the Sanborn map issued the same year shows the property as vacant.

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