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St. James Episcopal Church

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1886, Richard M. Upjohn. Monroe St. at Colorado St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Designed by the son of Richard Upjohn of New York City, this church is an exceptional example of Stick Style, more commonly found in the Northeast and popular for Episcopal churches. The bell tower tucked against the crossing denotes the entrance and the two-toned textured facades with shingles and half-timbered treatment make for a picturesque building. The roof over the broad interior space is spanned by scissor trusses that fan outward from the crossing.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "St. James Episcopal Church", [La Grange, 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, 88-88.

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