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First Presbyterian Church

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c. 1886, Frank Morris. 192 S. Grimes St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

A textbook example of Carpenter Gothic, this wood-framed, gable-fronted clapboard church has Gothic-arched windows, a tall metal shingle-clad steeple on a wood-shingled mansard base with an unusual pointed cornice that accentuates the steeple's windows.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "First Presbyterian Church", [Giddings, 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, 83-83.

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