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Trinity Lutheran Church

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1962, Gale Cook. 1819 N. 16th St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Cook's church complex exhibits the diminutive scale and articulated construction that mark his work. Its signature element is a folded-plate roof that distinguishes the church proper from lower, flat-roofed classroom and office wings. Extremely thin steel-pipe columns support a walkway canopy that surrounds three sides of the building. Two additional examples of Cook's crisp modern design are the Park Avenue Medical Center (1962) at 1301 W. Park Avenue and the former City of Orange Fire Station No. 3 (1960) at 1705 MacArthur Drive.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Trinity Lutheran Church", [Orange, 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, 380-380.

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