Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is located in Texas
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Location 313 Robin St., Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°45′20″N 95°21′54″W / 29.75556°N 95.36500°W / 29.75556; -95.36500Coordinates: 29°45′20″N 95°21′54″W / 29.75556°N 95.36500°W / 29.75556; -95.36500
Area less than one acre
Built 1875
Architect Allen,Richard
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76002038[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 1976

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is a historic Baptist church at 313 Robin Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. It was historically a part of the Fourth Ward.[2]

The church originated from a brush arbor along the Buffalo Bayou.[3] It was built in 1875 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Jack Yates once served as the pastor of this church.[4]

As of 2003 the church has a "Jesus Saves" sign. Rod Davis of the San Antonio Express-News said that the presence of the sign, which "still makes a footnote to the downtown skyscrapers," was "evidence that the oldest African American Baptist church (1875) in the city thrives as well as it did when the Rev. Jack Yates, a former slave, served as its first pastor."[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Davis, Rod. "Houston's really good idea Bus tour celebrates communities that forged a city." San Antonio Express-News. Sunday August 3, 2003. Travel 1M. Retrieved on February 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Snyder, Mike. "With its rich history, Fourth Ward is strong in symbolism." Houston Chronicle. Sunday January 9, 2000. A24. Retrieved on July 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "YATES, JOHN HENRY." Handbook of Texas Online.