Historic Walking Tour: Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church
27-April from 09:30 to 10:30$5.00 - $10.00
Historic Walking Tour: Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church presented by Jeff Stotts
This historic site is as much about a free black community leader as it is about the landmark Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church in Key West. Sandy Cornish founded the Cornish Chapel for the African-American residents of Key West. The church was built in the form of European cathedrals and was designed to serve as a place of worship, a schoolhouse, and a gathering place of safety.
Image: The A.M.E. Zion Church (Cornish Chapel) at 704 Whitehead Street in December 1936. Photo by Dr. Michael De Boe. Monroe County Public Library.
This program is sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and Southernmost Beach Resort.