Details for Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church (Atlas Number 5439000124)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439000124


Marker Number 124
Atlas Number 5439000124
Marker Title Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church
Index Entry Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church
Address 116 Elm Street
City Fort Worth
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 656551
UTM Northing 3625636
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; African American topics; Tudor Revival (Architectural style); Gothic Revial (Architectural style); African Methodist or Colored/Christian Methodist Episcopal
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This Tudor Gothic Revival sanctuary was constructed between 1912 and 1914, during the pastorate of the Rev. R.S. Jenkins, for the congregation of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. Designed by black architect William Sidney Pittman, who was a son-in-law of Booker T. Washington, the church building is representative of those erected by large black congregations in southern urban areas. Elements of the modified Gothic style are particularly visible in its tower and stained glass windows. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark- 1983.