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St. Michael Catholic Church

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1930, Frederick B. Gaenslen. 202 N. McLeod St.

Like his contemporary Leo M. J. Dielmann, Gaenslen was an active designer of churches, and this is one of his best. The Romanesque character of St. Michael's is rendered in brick and stone, with some handsome brickwork above the arched openings. The pyramidal tops of the twin towers recall the towers of Mission Concepción in San Antonio ( SA84).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "St. Michael Catholic Church", [Cuero, 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, 195-195.

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