Historic Quinn Chapel AME Church

LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky

SIZE: 11,000 SQ FT / 2 stories

FEATURES:

Comprehensive planning tool for the stabilization and future rehabilitation / restoration

CLIENT: Louisville Metro Government

TYPE: Preservation Plan

SUMMARY:

Built in 1884, Quinn Chapel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The building is deemed a significant example of Gothic Revival ecclesiastical architecture and is an important part of the history of one of the city’s earliest and most important black congregations. The ornate Gothic Revival structure is comprised of red brick and richly ornamented with terracotta. The chapel played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement in Louisville, hosting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1961.