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The old First Baptist Church
, built in the 1920s, is an historic redbrick Southern Baptist
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church building located on East Wade Street at Northeast 2nd Street in Trenton
Trenton is a city in Gilchrist County, Florida, United States. The population is projected to be 1,722 as of April 1, 2008. It is the county seat of Gilchrist County.-Geography:Trenton is located at ....
, Gilchrist County, Florida
Gilchrist County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 14,437. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 16,402. Gilchrist County has only one traffic light in the entire county and has no road with more than one lane of traffic...
. It was built with a raised main floor so that its basement could have full size above ground windows. The church plant has been expanded behind it to the north and to the east. Today it is no longer the primary building for the active congregation.
In 1989, the 1920s First Baptist Church building was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture
, published by the University of Florida Press.