Robert Church Sr. was a real estate investor who built the Church Park and Auditorium. He is the co-founder of the Solvent Savings and Trust Company and the first African-American millionaire of the South. Robert Church built the park and Cultural Center in 1899 at the corner of Beale and 4th. It was the grandest outdoor facility in the city. The auditorium was razed in 1921 and a new one built, which stood until the 1970s.
Latitude: 35.138521 Longitude: -90.048885 Elevation: 246 ft
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