Class on Glass: The High and the (Al)Mighty

For the first Sunday in May, some views of the old-school architecture of churches viewed against the backdrop of big blue boxes.

glass first christian

First Christian Church (Van Slyke, 1916).

glass allen 2Allen Chapel A.M.E. (1912).

First United Methodist Church (Clarkson, 1930).

glass first methodist 2First United Methodist Church.

glass broadwayBroadway Baptist Church (Hedrick, 1952).

glass st james 1Greater St. James Baptist Church (1918).

glass st. andrews 4St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Sanguinet and Staats, 1912).

glass gilead 2Mount Gilead Baptist Church (Sanguinet and Staats, 1912).glass vestry 1

Fourth Street Methodist Church vestry (1887).

glass gethsemane 1At 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.

glass morning chapelThe stone front of Morning Chapel C.M.E. Church (W. C. Meador, 1938).glass st. pat's

St. Patrick Cathedral (Kane, 1892).

glass ignatius

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.

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4 Responses to Class on Glass: The High and the (Al)Mighty

  1. SallyCampbell & Ike Renfield says:

    Wonderful photos.
    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.
    Alleluia, Alleluia!
    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.
    Alleluia, Alleluia!

  2. Judy Alter says:

    Gorgeous photos and clever juxtaposition. Thanks for a good start to Sunday.

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