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#1 McHand

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:59 AM

Did anyone here grow up in a congregation that is no longer together?

 

In the mid 80s, our family left Travis Avenue Baptist Church for Arlington Heights Baptist Church, which our elderly neighbor, Mrs. Curry, attended.  It was a small but active congregation, but was shrinking.

We left in 1992, and at some point after we left, it became Mosaic.  

 

The sanctuary has now been demolished, leaving only the education building with an ugly scar on the side.

 

I have a lot of dear memories from AHBC; friends made, finding our family cat there, being baptized there.

 

Please share your memories of congregations past!


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:01 PM

Back in the 60's I was a member of the Polytechnic Presbyterian Church on East Rosedale. I was christen and baptized there. I don't know what happened to the congregation.  



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:10 AM

My guess is that PCUSA and whomever is in charge of the local assembly probably merged Poly with another congregation.  Do you remember the exact address, or the intersection/cross street?  I'm curious whether the building is still there.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:39 PM

I was really surprised to see the massive changes that have occurred over the past 50+ years at St. Andrew's church and school in Westcliff.  When I attended grade school there is the mid/late '50's there was just the school adjoining the church and the separate rectory building (later a cafeteria was added to the east side of the school).  Now it's a huge complex with many buildings and athletic fields.  It would be interesting to learn where all the money came from to allow these changes and additions to be made.



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 08:55 PM

The neighborhood became richer?  Westcliff is pretty desirable these days.  


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

 It would be interesting to learn where all the money came from to allow these changes and additions to be made.

 

Fundraising?  Or borrowing money and fundraising to pay it back?  How else do churches and private schools usually do it?



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 03:24 PM

Ok McHand and JBB.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised.  50+ years is a long time and it probably all occurred gradually over that extended period of time.  Since I saw the growth in large increments over those years, it just seems like it all happened at once, so to speak.  When I saw the area last (about 10 years ago), it was a giant contrast from the days I remember.  Compared to today, back then it was really Spartan.



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 04:59 PM

Bill, I went back and looked at the site on www.historicaerials.com, and it looks as if the campus expanded gradually from the Mid-1950's until today.



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 06:09 PM

That was a good idea John!  I'll have to check that out as well.  Historic Aerials is an interesting site except I wish the earlier photos were a lot sharper.  When I visited the site a few years ago, I went to the old Fort Worth Army Depot location and could see my dad's old black Volkswagen parked outside the building where he worked.  That was back in the early '60's!



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 06:35 PM

Thanks.  I agree with you about the sharpness of the old images, but what they provide is better than nothing.  I use the site all of the time.  I think it is interesting that you were able to spot your dad's old black Volkswagen.



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:39 PM

My guess is that PCUSA and whomever is in charge of the local assembly probably merged Poly with another congregation.  Do you remember the exact address, or the intersection/cross street?  I'm curious whether the building is still there.

 

I couldn't find as much as I'd hoped from Uncle Google. Polytechnic Presbyterian was founded in 1928. I found nothing to indicate exactly how long they lasted, but it was still around at least as late as 1982. 

 

I found nothing that directly linked the church with any address, other than this from TAD: The address 3540 E Rosedale St (currently owned by Friendship Community Church of the Nazarene) has Polytechnic Presbyterian as the prior owner. So, maybe that's it. TAD doesn't provide the year the building was built, but what I see on Google maps doesn't look 85 years old to me, but (1) it appears to have been modified and (2) it certainly may not be their first. It does look old enough to be the one that FW Kid attended.







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