The Mother Church

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

Current Plan

Museum Project
Phase I

The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church has undertaken an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect its church building, landscape and artifacts of historical significance; specifically, we have chosen to “rehabilitate” the property as defined by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, which acknowledge the need to alter or add to a historic building in order to meet continuing or new uses while retaining the building’s historic character. In this case, the ultimate goal here is to use the existing church building as a museum to appropriately convey the story of African-Americans involved in history of the church and Its involvement in the Underground Railroad. 

Structure Assessment
Economic Feasibility Study
The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (hereafter/also, “the church”) will request grant to support the initial phase (hereafter, “Phase I”) of its bricks and mortar project to rehabilitate Its historically registered property in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s guidelines on such. The property is currently registered with the Macedonia Baptist Church Restoration Society and The Ohio Historical Society. Our goal is to rehabilitate said property for suitability for historical museum compliance as set forth on The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  Phase I of the project comprises of the following planning requirement per state regulations: 1) Historic Structure Assessment; and 2) Economic Feasibility Study.
Building Size 20 x 40 = 800 sq. ft.
Bell Tower Size 4 x 7 =   28 sq. ft. 
Total Square Footage =   828
Total Construction cost: 87,463.50