Broadway Baptist Church – Broadway

This large Gothic Revival structure, designed by Hedrick & Stanley and erected between 1949 and 1952, is the fourth church building to occupy this site. The congregation was organized on December 31, 1882, adopting the name South Side Baptist Church. In 1886 the fellowship erected a wood-framed building on this site and changed its name to Broadway Baptist Church four years later. A brick sanctuary constructed in 1906 was destroyed by the fire of April 3, 1909. Rebuilding started immediately and a new church structure was completed in 1910. Education buildings erected in 1922, 1940 and 1961 adjoin the present sanctuary, forming a complex covering an entire block. At least seven other Baptist churches in Fort Worth have been established by Broadway Baptist Church. For its architectural quality, the complex may be eligible for the National Register when the sanctuary attains 50 years of age. The building received a Demolition Delay designation in 1995.

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