FBC Door Handle - Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 28.812 W 097° 30.972
14S E 634608 N 3927309
Quick Description: The southeast entry of First Baptist Church is the location of this unique door handle.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2021 8:01:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM13V28
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
Views: 12

Long Description:
The church entry door at the northwest corner of NW 11th and N. Robinson is where you can find this unique door handle. (NW 11th takes a jog at Robinson, but I am referring to the most south of the NW 11th streets).

When I first approached this door handle, it reminded me of a regal throne, with three vertical pieces sitting above the top horizontal bar. FBC (First Baptist Church) is prominently seen vertically along the door handle. Decorations adorn both the sides and bottom of the piece as well.

The ribbed door pull is gold in color, to match the FBC lettering and the decorations that are all on a dark brass foundation.

A nearby plaque provides information on this building:
(Symbol) City of Oklahoma City Historical Preservation and Landmark Commission

First Baptist Church
This building has been the home of the First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City since Feb. 26, 1911. The congregation which held its first service over a down-town saloon on Nov. 2, 1889, had W.H. Nichols as its first pastor. Its first church building, at 113 West Second Street, dedicated one year later, was considered to be the finest meeting house in the twin territories. First Baptist Church next moved to the north east corner of NW Third & Broadway into its "White Temple", later sold to the shrine. Within less than five years it had outgrown the temple and moved to this building on "Church Row."
Functional door?: yes

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