Sunday, January 2, 2011

10 in '10 : #5 - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection


Photo credits: Grace Cynkar
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
Architect: Richard W. Sherk, Inc., Architects and Planners (1977)
Contractor: ______________
Structural Engineer: Clark Craig and Associates
2200 Justin Lane, 78757

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection is significant for both its mid-century modern style and its the history of the congregation. The congregation, begun during the 1950s, exhibits the mid-century modern experience. The first service was held in a shopping center on Burnet Rd. Shortly after, the congregation moved to the property on Justin Ln. where services were held in a pre-fabricated trailer. The first sanctuary was constructed in 1955 and the current building was constructed in 1977. The use of these pre-fabricated and strip mall facilities illustrate the movement of religion away from the strict more-mystical traditions of the past and to the more social, humanitarian themes of the 20th century. The church is steel-frame construction with limestone veneers and dalle-de-verre glass windows.

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