Details for First Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5113006689)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006689


Marker Number 6689
Atlas Number 5113006689
Marker Title First Baptist Church
Index Entry First Baptist Church
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 706105
UTM Northing 3629596
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 1968
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location Ervay and Patterson Sts.
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text (The First Baptist Church in Dallas) Organized 1868; first building (1871) on this site was one-room frame structure, which members financed by weaving rugs, making hominy, preserves, and cheese to sell at fairs near Dallas, then a frontier town of 2,500. Section of Victorian-style, red brick building was erected 1890; is only downtown Dallas Church still on original site. George W. Truett, noted minister, was pastor here 47 years and was succeeded by W. A. Criswell, 1944. RTHL - 1968