First Christian Church (Del City)
Designed by R. Duane Conner
4340 SE 15th, Del City
Conner’s fold plate roof design for this modern suburban church was as dramatic as it was economical.
The structural engineer for the project was Warren Sullivan, and the innovative design was featured in issue #64 of Concrete in Architecture magazine. Here’s the church under construction and shortly after it was completed:
The church was painted white and the cross on the front was replaced around 2012 and here’s what the church looks like today:
(Vintage photos from the OPUBCO collection at the History Center.)