May 22, 2012

Gibson Grove AME Zion Church, Cabin John, MD

Gibson Grove AME Zion Church, which now seems to be the First Agape AME Zion Church.

See my earlier post:
Gibson Grove AME Zion Church

Driving north on Seven Locks rd. the other day, I noticed that this church seems to finally be receiving some badly needed attention. (Church on west side of road, second location.)

1 comment :

  1. This church is over 104 years old and was founded by a freed slave, Sarah Gibson. I'm planning to photo document the historic cemetery that is also on this property, about 1/4 mile further back in the woods, and was bisected by the I-495 highway in the 1950s. There is so much history here that has been overgrown and forgotten, it's just a shame. The church caught fire accidentally in Feb 2004 from an old oil furnace that was scheduled for replacement that same month I believe. It has sat and deteriorated more and more with each passing season. Such a heartbreaking thing to watch happen. The construction sign was put up 2 yrs ago in 2010, but not a single repair has been done.