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St. Luke's on the Lake Episcopal Church

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1965, Fehr and Granger; 1978, Pfluger-Polkinghorn Architects. 5600 Ranch Rd. 620 N

These two firms worked best with modern designs and created a striking religious complex on a dramatic site overlooking Lake Travis. The main sanctuary faces west and captures the brilliant sunsets over the lake. The church is sited between a colonnaded observation point and a similarly detailed classroom wing. A stylized steeple crowns the entrance. The butterfly roof is only visible from the interior, or from the lake below, and sweeps upward toward the western sky.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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