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| Institution Name: Palm Beach Atlantic University |
Original/Historic Place Name: First Baptist Church
Location on Campus: 1101 S. Olive Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
Type of Place: Individual building
| 1977||purchase by the university Unknown |
| n.d.||original construction Unknown |
|Walls: brick; concrete|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1968||other (bookstore)|
|ca. 1968||old main|
|ca. 1968||chapel (First Baptist Church of Palm Beach)|
|pre- 1977||other (First Baptist Church of Palm Beach Sunday School)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||classrooms (for theater department)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||academic department building (theater)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||auditorium|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||library|
Significance: culture, religion
Landmark designation: Narrative: see below
References: see below
The Library and Theater Building was built by the members of the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach. Most of the labor was furnished by the members.
Palm Beach Atlantic College was founded in 1968 under the leadership of Jess Moody, pastor of the First Baptist Church and first president of Palm Beach Atlantic. The college shared the building with the Sunday School of First Baptist until the building was purchased by the college in 1977. A floor was constructed above the original auditorium to provide space for the library.
For the first seven years of the college all administrative offices, the bookstore, and most classrooms were located in this structure.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Special Collections |
|Other: First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach |