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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.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.

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