Established in 1866, Mount Zion A.M.E. at 201 East Beaver St., was organized by a group of Christians known as the “Society,” which was comprised of Freedmen that settled in Jacksonville immediately after the end of the Civil War. This stunning red brick edifice sits at the intersection of East Beaver and Newnan Streets. The present structure (pictured) is the sixth built after the previous 1,500-seat church was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1901. Constructed of brick upon a stone foundation, the Romanesque Revival style church features arched windows and door openings, art-glass windows, and a prominent bell tower.
Mount Zion A.M.E. was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1992 and designated a local landmark on May 10, 1994.