From the inscription on the historical marker outside the building: "Organized in 1866, this pioneering congregation grew out of First Baptist Church, now on Perry Street, where early parishioners had worshipped as slaves. The first building,...
Parish, a farmer, served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1926 to 1930 and from 1934 to 1938. His grandfather, Levi Parish (see Q5078), served in the House during the Civil War.
According to a note on the drawing, "This is the old Lupton place which has been used as the Sigma Nu house for quite a few years. It stands on the corner of Gay and Magnolia streets diagonally across from the Methodist church."
This image was printed in the quadrennial report of the Board of Control and Economy of the Alabama State Board of Administration (later the Alabama Department of Corrections) for the years 1919 to 1922.