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St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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1960, Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse, Greeven and Crume. 606 W. 15th St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

St. Martin's, whose congregation was founded in 1883, was the largest church building project in the city and the largest for the American Lutheran Church when constructed. The complex contains a chapel, offices, gymnasium, fellowship hall, and youth rooms. The lean forms of the tall steel columns, thin roof edges, and the high, cruciform-shaped tower reflect an appropriately Lutheran, Scandinavian influence, while the grand arches of its barrel-vaulted roof and entrance canopies evoke an abstraction of Romanesque architecture, referring to the church's patron saint, St. Martin of Tours.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church", [Austin, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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