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Holy Ghost Lutheran Church

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1893; 1948 enlarged. 113 E. San Antonio St.

Home to the oldest Protestant congregation in Fredericksburg, the Gothic Revival Holy Ghost Lutheran Church exhibits the most powerful use of local limestone in town. Here, the form of the church, which is somewhat crowded on its small site, is enhanced by the enormous scale of the rock-faced stone blocks used in its construction. Unfortunately, the designer or builder of this muscular edifice is unknown.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Holy Ghost Lutheran Church", [Fredericksburg, 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, 211-212.

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