Sunday, January 2, 2011

10 in '10 : #7 - St. Austin's Catholic Church


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St. Austin's Catholic Church
Architect: __________ (1954)
Contractor: __________
2026 Guadalupe Street, 78705

St. Austin's is significant for its foundation and congregation. The church was founded shortly after the foundation of the University of Texas to serve the eight catholic students in attendance. Since this time it has served the Catholic body of UT as well as surrounding Austin residents. The current building is the second church of St. Austin's. The first, on the same site, was demolished to make room for the current structure. St. Austin's is a modernist limestone church. The high ceilings, steeple, and stained glass windows offer reminders of gothic revival.Photo credit: Text: Grace Cynkar Edited by: Ken J.

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