German Evangelical Zion Lutheran Church was built in 1886 in the Gothic style, adjoining an earlier 1863 frame church building. In 1897, the earlier frame building was removed and a two-story brick parsonage erected in its place. Originally a German church in a largely German community, the building stands as an example of neighborhood transformation. Over time, much of the German community disappeared and the area became home to a largely African-American community. Reflecting the neighborhood’s shifting ethnic diversity, the church building became home to Tabernacle Baptist Church whose congregation still worships in the building today.