The Michigan Street Baptist Church in Buffalo, NY is a significant historical African American landmark.
Although the building itself isn't much to look at, many exciting things happened within its walls.
The church was built in 1845, 18 years before the end of slavery.
The Michigan Street Baptist Church, however, was anything but a normal church.
Members of the congregation were extremely dedicated to the anti-slavery movement and the church quickly became a meeting ground abolitionists.
Frederick Douglas, William Wells Brown, and Booker T. Washington spent time in this building promoting the end of slavery.
The church was also a legendary stop in the Underground Railroad.
Buffalo is only a few miles from Canada, where slaves became free men and women.
For hundreds of runaway slaves, Michigan Street Baptist Church was the very last stop on their way to freedom.
The Michigan Street Baptist Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.