First Christian Church

612 Throckmorton St. - 1914

  • First Christian Church 6th St. Facade
    First Christian Church 6th St. Facade
  • Main Entry at Night
    Main Entry at Night
  • First Christian Church Sanctuary
    First Christian Church Sanctuary
  • Stained Glass Dome Above Sanctuary
    Stained Glass Dome Above Santuary

Historic Designations:
National Register of Historic Places
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
City of Fort Worth Historic & Cultural Landmark


This church was designed by architects Van Slyke and Woodruff and built by Reinhart and Donovan from Oklahoma City. The building is constructed from limestone and is a Greek Cross in plan with a copper clad dome at the crossing. The original plans called for six smaller domes to be placed on the corners of the building and on the corners of the 6th Street pediment. The style of the building is Renaissance Revival.  It sits on the site of the former building of the church called the Old Rock Church.  The church has a beautiful interior that has been artfully restored.


Historic Photos from the Jack White Collection, University of Texas at Arlington:
Old Rock Church
Early Photograph of Current Building


Architectural Style:
Renaissance Revival

Van Slyke and Woodruff

Reinhart & Donovan, Oklahoma City