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Allen AME

Allen Chapel

  • 116 Elm
  • Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Region: Downtown / Sundance Square
  • Phone: (817) 332-5071

Allen Chapel AME Church is a historic church at the corner of First Street and Elm Street in Fort Worth, Texas. The Tudor Gothic Revival building was designed by noted African-American architect William Sidney Pittman, son-in-law of Booker T. Washington. When the church was completed in 1914, it sat 1,350 people. It was named after Richard Allen, a former slave and African-American minister who was the first bishop of the African-American Methodist Episcopal Church. Built at a cost of $20,000 it is the oldest and largest African Methodist Episcopal church in Fort Worth. The church established the first private schools for African-Americans. The church was added to the National Register in October 18, 1984.