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The use of praise houses by African-Americans began before the Civil War when slaves built simple frame structures for worship on plantations. The term “praise house” is thought to be derived from the phrase “prays house,” or place of prayer. Praise houses on plantations were traditionally quite small – around 14×18 feet – to prevent too many slaves from gathering at once. The Mary Jenkins Community Praise House on St. Helena Island is one such place, named for nearby Mary Jenkins Plantation. Built around 1900 by Kit Chaplin, this praise house is one of three remaining praise houses on St. Helena Island, where I reside. . Original artwork #ongallerywall @oldbaymarketplace Legacy Art Gallery LLC 917 Bay Street Beaufort S.C. . 30x40 $3200 Artist Lisa Rivers A perfect addition to every room! Our standard canvas is made from a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail. 

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Praise House

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