Norcell Haywood: The Community Architect


3310 East Commerce St
San Antonio, TX
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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 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, where participants will hear from panelists representing SAAACAM, Carver Branch, and Second Baptist, followed by self-guided tours of Haywood's Second Baptist Church (1968) and the Carver Branch (1973). Attendees will also 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. Follow us at for updates!

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