SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
This was one of New Richmond’s traditional Black churches. Built in 1861, the church had a congregation of 125 by 1880. Howell Boone, a successful African American businessman was a member. In 1857 Boone was a founder of the Union Association for the Advancement of the Colored Men of New Richmond, a group “desirous of employing all means in our power for the elevation of ourselves and community and race.” This organization, established before the Civil War, pre-dated the NAACP by more than 50 years.