Haven Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888, Waynesboro

Haven Memorial ME Church Waynesboro GA Sunset Through Broke Stained Glass WIndow Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Burke County freedmen organized Haven Academy in 1868 and after operating the school and church in a more utilitarian structure for 20 years, erected the present church building in 1888. It’s an important example of early formal architecture in the Georgia African-American community.

Haven Memorial ME Church Waynesboro GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Despite the positive attention brought to it by a National Register designation in 1996, it remains highly endangered.

Haven Memorial ME Church Waynesboro GA Side View Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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