Bethel Baptist Church was rebuilt, destroyed again, and rebuilt again with the brick walls you see today. Church services were held until 1997 and in 2005, a fire destroyed the interior of the church, leaving only the exterior walls intact.
In 2009, the City of Houston bought the damaged building and installed the steel supports to preserve it.
The only trick was parking. Most streets in this neighborhood are one way, narrow and have signs saying "permit parking only". We had to go a few blocks away to find public parking. Still, it was worth it to see this church!
This Bethel Baptist Church park (parking challenges and all) is worth a trip from anywhere to see.
Bethel Baptist Church - Bethel Church Park:
Address: 801 Andrews St, Houston, TX 77019