The Edmond Sun

November 18, 2013

Church reopens as law firm


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Renovations for Oklahoma City’s historic Calvary Baptist Church are completed and the building will be open to the public from 4-5 p.m. Friday.

Located at 300 N. Walnut Ave., the historic sanctuary has been preserved for community use and the rest of the building has been rehabilitated into law offices for the Daniel M. Davis Law Firm.

“The journey to get here has been amazing,” said Joy Davis of Davis Law. “People who used to attend church here, or just knew it as an integral part of the community, stop by and share their stories.”

Built in 1921, Calvary Baptist Church is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and played a central role in the civil rights movement. Fresh out of seminary, Martin Luther King Jr. preached at the church and in 1952 the NAACP held its national convention there. Just a few years later the church served as the rallying point for civil rights marches led by Clara Luper and others.

“We very honored that we could be a part of bringing this building back to life,” said Dan Davis, president of Davis Law.

MODA provided architecture and interior design services, Preservation & Design Studio handled the historic preservation and Titus Construction was the general contractor.

The Daniel M. Davis Law Firm has been representing Oklahomans injured in auto accidents, commercial vehicle accidents and workplace  accidents for more than 10 years.