Norcell Haywood: The Community Architect

Second Baptist Church

3310 East Commerce St
San Antonio, TX
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*This event has been postponed*

Mid Tex Mod remains committed to sharing the important legacy of Mr. Haywood, and hopes to reschedule the event as soon as possible.
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Join Mid Tex Mod, the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM), Second 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).

The day will begin at Second Baptist Church, at 3310 E. Commerce Street, where participants will hear from panelists representing SAAACAM, SAPL's Carver Branch, and Second Baptist. Attendees will then be free to tour Haywood's Second Baptist Church (1968) and Carver Branch Library (1973), located next door at 3350 E. Commerce Street.

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

RSVPs are recommended to

Free for Docomomo US/MidTexMod members. (If you are not a member, you can join HERE.)
$15 / non-members

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

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