Architecture in Fort Worth

St. Andrews Methodist Church

522 Missouri Ave. - c.1904; c.1915 (RTHL, CFW)

Formerly Missouri Avenue Methodist Church

 

This beautiful church building shows influences of Louis Sullivan with its hipped roof forms and friezes.  The church features a series of towers and turrets of different heights that project from a hipped roof.  The base of the building is of rusticated stone and the body of the church is constructed with yellow brick.  Windows in the building are both rectangular and arched.  An entrance porch on the southeast corner of the building curves between two of the towers of the building.  A three story rectangular education annex was constructed to the west of the church around 1915.  It matches the church's brick, but it much more blocky in massing and lacks all of the fine detailing of the church.  The building is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and is a City of Fort Worth Historic & Cultural Landmark.

 

Historic Photograph from the Jack White Collection:
Missouri Avenue Methodist Church - 1908 and other times