This photograph shows the Charles Street Meeting House, originally a white Baptist Church. The church building sits in the middle of the photograph. It is a red brick building approximately four stories tall and is topped with a white, wooden steeple which is at the front of the roof and ends in a curved triangle at the top. The steeple has at least two large arch openings in it. On the first floor there is a wooden door for the entrance into the structure. There are three windows facing the street and one window on the side of the building on the second and third floors. These windows have many panes of glass in them. On the fourth floor there is a clock inset into the area between the floor and the base of the steeple. The Meeting House is surrounded by other red brick buildings on either side. The photograph was taken in the spring and the trees that are in the foreground on the left and right side of the photograph show early white and light green buds. The sky is light blue and has no clouds.
The Charles Street Meeting House is a part of Boston's Black Heritage Trail. It became a African Methodist Episcopal Church and later as a site for the LGBTQ+ community to gather at.
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