This limestone Gothic Revival church was constructed for San Antonio's large German Catholic congregation after they failed to acquire the Alamo Mission Church, which the U.S. Army was using as a warehouse. The spire, added in 1898, significantly enhances the Gothic Revival character of the structure. The interior features octagonal wooden columns and a tripartite altar. At the turn of the twentieth century, ornamental stained glass windows were installed by an unknown craftsman. Next to the church, the compact two-story Italianate rectory neatly fits onto the small site.
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
1876, Theodore E. Giraud; 1898 spire, James Wahrenberger; 1981 restoration, Ford, Powell and Carson. 623 E. Commerce St.
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