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Duns Scotus College

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1944, José J. Alvarez. 500 block of E. Sta. Clara St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

The college is the preeminent architectural landmark in Hebbronville. It was built by Franciscan labor over a twelve-year period to replace an earlier wood-framed seminary located at the corner where Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church ( KA21) stands today. Designed by master builder Alvarez of Hebbronville, the large, two-story classroom and residential facility housed up to forty Franciscan seminarians from Mexico until the 1990s. Painted white and sitting on a large, palm-lined green lawn, the college's segmental-arched linear ambulatory, crowning the ridge of its red tile hipped roof, is visible for miles beyond the city limits.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Duns Scotus College", [Hebbronville, 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, 262-262.

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