Remarkable Ohio


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139-25 Ohio Baptist General Association Headquarters

Side A: The Ohio Baptist General Association (OBGA) acquired 48 Parkwood Avenue in 1954 and used the former residence as its headquarters until 1996. Formed in 1896, the Association includes more than forty African American churches, many formed prior to the Civil War. Baptist general associations nationwide became an important voice during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement as they addressed the wrongs of racial violence and discrimination in business, housing, and education. The OGBA fought for the ideals of justice and freedom with its strongly-held Baptist beliefs. “America with her wealth as a great nation,“ OGBA President Wilber A. Page declared in 1957, “is well able to face integration and give a democracy to all her citizens.” The former Association Headquarters was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 2020.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Baptist General Convention & Auxiliaries, Otto Beatty Real Estate, Kelley Companies
Address: 48 Parkwood Avenue, 
Location: 48 Parkwood Avenue, Columbus, OH
Latitude: 39.9681163
Longitude: -82.9596664