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Judson Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN

August 22, 2016

Baptist churches bearing the name Judson are probably related to Adoniram Judson, Jr. [1788-1850], an American Congregationalist and later Baptist missionary. His son Edward Judson [1844-1914] founded a famous congregation on Washington Square in New York City, whose building is an excellent example of the Institutional Church. It was designed by Stanford White [McKim Mead & White] and completed in 1893.

Judson Baptist Church in Minneapolis was built in 1914 from plans by architect Harry W. Jones, who also has a connection with the Judson family. Jones’s grandfather had been a Baptist missionary in Burma in the 19th century and had worked there with Adoniram Judson; it was Jones the architect who suggested the dedicatory name in Minneapolis.


Today there is a long addition to the left of the entry tower but the building otherwise looks very much as it did when dedicated.

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