PANEL III - Expanding and Dividing: 1845 to 1909
The four men pictured are James L. Howard (center forward) and (clockwise) behind him, James Bolles, James Batterson - all leaders of First Baptist Church - and the Rev. Robert Turnbull, pastor. The Travelers Insurance Company tower represents the founding of the company by Batterson, and Howard was one of the seven original directors of the company. Events of the period include the Civil War (soldiers) and church work with Negroes in the South. Russian and Italian congregations were meeting at First Baptist, center right, cities were growing, industries were developing and there was an increasing flow of immigrants from Europe.