White Rock Baptist Church

White Rock Baptist Church is now located on Fayetteville Street south of Cornwallis Road, far from its original site in Hayti. It was Durham's first African-American congregation, organized by Mildred Faucette in 1866. The church later built a monumental sanctuary, of white rock, on Fayetteville Street near its intersection with Pettigrew Street, and became the home church of many of the city's most prominent and influential African-American citizens a distinction it holds to the present day.

Learning that the church lay in the proposed route of the Durham Freeway, White Rock relocated to its current site in the late 1960s.
Fayetteville Street