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Solid Rock Methodist Church (First Methodist Church)

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First Methodist Church
1924, 1926, P. G. Silber Company. 1337 5th St.

The former First Methodist Church is faced with weathered pink stucco and cast-concrete Spanish-style ornament that, like other buildings by Silber, a German-born San Antonio architect, is bold in scale but surprisingly flat in profile. It exhibits a tension between the architecturally elaborated church and the unornamented educational wing, which was characteristic of institutional buildings of the 1920s.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Solid Rock Methodist Church (First Methodist Church)", [Port Arthur, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-OP15.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 383-383.

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