For the first Sunday in May, some views of the old-school architecture of churches viewed against the backdrop of big blue boxes.
First Christian Church (Van Slyke, 1916).
Allen Chapel A.M.E. (1912).
First United Methodist Church (Clarkson, 1930).
First United Methodist Church.
Broadway Baptist Church (Hedrick, 1952).
Greater St. James Baptist Church (1918).
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Sanguinet and Staats, 1912).
Mount Gilead Baptist Church (Sanguinet and Staats, 1912).
Fourth Street Methodist Church vestry (1887).
At Gethsemane Presbyterian Church on West Bluff Street, this mission-style stone porch of an earlier building (1943) stands as a reminder of the congregation’s past.
The stone front of Morning Chapel C.M.E. Church (W. C. Meador, 1938).
St. Patrick Cathedral (Kane, 1892).
St. Ignatius Academy (Kane, 1889) next to St. Patrick’s. In 1885 St. Patrick’s French-born Father Jean Marie Guyot asked the Belgian Sisters of St. Mary of Namur to come to Fort Worth to teach the parish children. The sisters opened St. Ignatius Academy as a boarding school for girls.
Made my head sing. We love old mainstream Protestants. And these walls can sing:
For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light.
Thanks, Sally and Ike. Grand old buildings.
Gorgeous photos and clever juxtaposition. Thanks for a good start to Sunday.
Thanks, Judy. Grand old buildings.