January 2017 Yard of the Month
By Carol Guthrie
3501 San Jacinto
As we start a new year, we are doing something different for the January Bryan Place Neighborhood Yard of Month. Instead of a recognizing a yard, we are going to honor a longtime physical presence — The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at 3501 San Jacinto Street.
On November 19, 2016, the church dedicated a Texas Historical Commission marker. The marker says that the church was established in 1884 by Rev. A. R. Griggs. After a series of relocations starting in 1907, the congregation settled at its current address in 1950. The church purchased additional property at 1607 McCoy Street to accommodate membership.
In its 67 years the church remains a cornerstone of what became Bryan Place. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is piece of Dallas history in our own backyard.