Broadway Temple AME Zion Church

Samuel Plato (African American architect--1892-1957)

Note that some of the images below have been "cleaned up." I found all the electrical wires very distracting.

The cornerstone

Samuel Plato, a black Louisville architect educated at Simmons College, constructed this church in the Russell area of Louisville, once a well-to-do African American enclave. On the National Register of Historical Places, the Broadway Temple AME Zion Church was built using all black labor.

See also Plato's Louisville Municipal College, aka Steward Hall, Simmons University.

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