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The Church Bistro and Theatre (Alamo Methodist Church)

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Alamo Methodist Church
1913, Beverly Spillman; 1976, 1988 alterations. 1150 S. Alamo St.

Given a second life as a theater (1976) and restaurant (1988 in the basement), Alamo Methodist Church is one of the best examples of a Mission Revival church in the area. Raised high on a basement, which originally held classrooms and offices, the brick-faced design provides access to the interior via three monumental staircases. The round-arched fenestration retains most of its original stained glass, and the facade is dominated by the ubiquitous Alamo motif parapet that hides the ridge of the roof. Remarkably, the original interior of the church is intact with the exception of the altar, which has been removed.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "The Church Bistro and Theatre (Alamo Methodist 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, 166-166.

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