Architecture in Fort Worth

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

600 Grove - 1912


Sanguinet & Staats were the Architects of Record on this beautiful church building. W.A. Rayfield was a contributing architect on this project. This church is Fort Worth's oldest Baptist African-American congregation. J.W.O. Guinn and B.W. Owens were the contractors.  The cornerstone lists L.K. Williams as the pastor, with no mention of the architects or contractors. The building is Neo-Classical in styling with a pedimented entrance.  At one time, the church anchored a thriving African-American neighborhood. Over the years, the building has been altered somewhat, but still features red brick and some of the stained glass windows. Currently, the church sits at the edge of downtown with a freeway ending almost at the front door.