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Templo Regional de la Luz del Mundo

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2005, Enrique González. 8312 Eastex Fwy.

Built as the Houston base of a Mexican Pentecostal religious community over a five-year period, the Templo de la Luz del Mundo is a startling site along the Eastex Freeway. Sheathed in white marble, the Ionic-columned prayer hall evokes the early-nineteenth-century Church of la Madeleine in Paris, with a gold dome and curved hyphens added for emphasis.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Templo Regional de la Luz del Mundo", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 370-370.

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