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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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2001, O'Neill Conrad Oppelt. 4201 De Zavala Rd.

The monumental octagonal massing of this church recalls San Antonio architecture of the nineteenth century with its use of limestone and orange brick. Six entrances provide access to the sanctuary, where seating encircles the altar. The roof and lantern above are supported on steel trusses springing from stone piers. Of special note is the octagonal granite baptismal font sunk into the floor of the sanctuary.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church", [San Antonio, 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, 187-187.

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