Original Rendering 1927
First Baptist’s third, and most recent, building was completed in 1929. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988. For students and lovers of architecture it’s a striking work.
The Late Gothic Revival building was designed by Samuel Hannaford and Sons and was constructed by Morrow and Morrow. It is constructed of Indiana limestone and has a cruciform plan.
The Gothic style dictated the use of structural members in compression, leading to tall, buttressed buildings with interior columns of load-bearing masonry and tall, narrow windows.
Completed in 1929
The number of new Gothic Revival buildings declined sharply after the 1930s.
Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.
Our building today
You can find us at 309 East Adams Streeet in Muncie, Indiana. Feel free to stop by!