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First Christian Church

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1914, Van Slyke and Woodruff. 612 Throckmorton St.

The Disciples of Christ, the oldest congregation in Fort Worth, was founded in 1855 by the Reverend A. M. Dean and first held services in the log cabin of the surgeon at the Fort Worth Post, Carroll Peak. The imposing Classical Revival limestone church has six-columned Corinthian porticos on its Throckmorton and W. 6th street sides and unusual dogleg staircases due to the building’s proximity to Throckmorton. An arcaded drum supports a copper dome ringed with bull’s-eye windows. The interiors and top-lit domed central worship space are in excellent condition and have been used for many preservation and architecture events over the years.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "First Christian Church", [Fort Worth, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 208-208.

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