Details for Old First Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5375003728)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5375003728


Marker Number 3728
Atlas Number 5375003728
Marker Title Old First Baptist Church
Index Entry First Baptist Church, Old
Address 1200 Tyler St.
City Amarillo
County Potter
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 241502
UTM Northing 3899032
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1200 Tyler Street, Amarillo.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Organized September 1889 by 16 charter members. In 1890 built this meeting house at 500 Pierce. First belfry consisted of cedar posts. Baptistry was filled by water buckets, while hot rocks warmed it in wintertime. Ladies Aid Society members included Mrs. B.T. Ware, whose horse stopped so automatically at some homes that he was known as "John the Baptist". Building moved and restored, then rededicated during Diamond Jubilee, May 1964. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964.