Old Photos Mashed with Modern Houston, Volume 5: Baytown

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All photos by Abrahán Garza
Welcome to the fifth installment of vintage photos mashed with its present-day locations. This time we leave our comfortable city of Houston, cross the Fred Hartman Bridge and venture into Baytown, Texas. Baytown was originally three separate towns: Goose Creek, Pelly and East Baytown. The three towns were consolidated in 1947 and officially became the city of Baytown on January 24, 1948. Three little towns equals a lot of worshiping. Many of the structures still stand today and all of the churches are still in operation, several of them just blocks from each other.

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1. First Christian Church
201 N. Forrest Street. Shown here in 1952, it's still operating since it opened with the same name.


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2. Westminster Presbyterian Church
7600 Bayway Drive. Shown here in 1968. Currently the Fountain of Faith Fellowship Church.


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3. First Presbyterian Church
1715 Market Street. Shown here in 1968. The church was completed in 1948 and was dedicated January 2, 1949.


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4. Trinity Episcopal Church
2701 W. Main. Erected in 1935. An additional building has been added since 1935 and is currently God With Us Church.


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