Norcell Haywood: The Community Architect

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

1001 N Walters Street
San Antonio, TX
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Join Mid Tex Mod, the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM), Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, and San Antonio Public Library's (SAPL) Carver Branch for Docomomo US Tour Day 2019 to celebrate the work of Norcell Haywood, the first licensed black architect in San Antonio.

Haywood championed the community architect concept and believed "[minority architects] should be able to beneficially serve their profession and community at the same time without having to serve one at the expense of the other" (Henry, Jesse Jr. "The Community Architect Concept," San Antonio Express/News, Sunday, 17 September 1972, p. 10-G).

Attendees will hear from panelists representing SAAACAM and SAPL's Carver Branch, and will then be free to tour Haywood's Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (1974). Mid Tex Mod will also provide a map of Haywood projects in San Antonio, including his home and his office building on the city's Eastside, for a self-guided driving tour.

Share your story! Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute their stories about Haywood and his spaces to SAAACAM, whose volunteers will be available to record oral histories for the archive.


November 9, 10 am - Noon

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 N Walters Street

RSVPs are recommended to

Free for Docomomo US/MidTexMod members and students with ID. (If you are not a member, you can join HERE.)

$15 / non-members

This event is made possible by the support of SAAACAM, Antioch Missioanry Baptist Church, SAPL's Carver Branch, and the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation.

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