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St. George's Episcopal Church

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1878. South side of Main St. (U.S. 50)
  • St. George's Episcopal Church

Unlike the Methodist church, which it resembles in massing (including a corner tower), materials, and elevation, this brick structure was built with generous donations from the congregation. The last of Austin's three churches to be built, it is the most elaborate and continues to house the town's Episcopalian congregation. Side buttresses, lancet windows, and a steep gable roof express the Gothic Revival, differentiating it from the rectilinear Methodist church. Wood brackets just beneath the spire and along the side cornices reveal Italianate influences. The church still possesses its original pipe organ, which was made in the East, shipped around Cape Horn to San Francisco, and then delivered to Austin by wagon.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "St. George's Episcopal Church", [Austin, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-CE14.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 172-173.

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