Old Mount Carmel Baptist Church

Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use Plan for Old Mount Carmel Baptist Church

Gainesville, Florida

Constructed in 1944, the Old Mount Carmel Baptist Church was a center for Civil Rights activism in Gainesville through the 1970s. UF has been working with the congregation since 2019 on rehabilitation planning for this National Register landmark. Funding for UF’s work included laser scanning, HABS documentation, and oral history interviews and videos. Consultants REG Architects provided the existing conditions assessment and report, and in partnership with StoryN Studio, led a stakeholder schematic design workshop in April 2022. The deliverables for this grant will be leveraged in future grant funding for rehabilitation of the building as an educational and community center.

Sponsor Florida Division of Historical Resources [$50,000]

Partners City of Gainesville, Pastor Gerard Duncan/Prayers by Faith Ministries, Chen Moore & Associates, REG Architects, StoryN Studio

Period July 2021 – July 2022

Focus Area Inclusive Heritage, Envision Heritage


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