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St. Pius V Catholic Church

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1959, T. George McHale. 824 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Set in the mixed-use neighborhoods of “old” (mid-twentieth-century) Pasadena, St. Pius V church makes its presence felt with the set back massing of its tall central tower. McHale used rough-faced fossilized limestone on the framing bays of the tower. The recessed central panels are surfaced with smooth-faced Texas Cream limestone. In a lower-income landscape of aging suburban sprawl, McHale provided what has turned out to be an enduring work of architecture.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "St. Pius V Catholic Church", [Pasadena, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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