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St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church

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1930, Frederick B. Gaenslen. 304 W. Church St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

In the relaxed ambiance of El Campo, the monumentality of St. Philip's comes as a surprise. The church's entrance doors are framed with a screen of paired cast-stone columns on tall bases. Above these, a Baroque niche is stationed atop a scrolled central window. The towers pay homage to the eighteenth-century mission churches of San Antonio. Next door to the church is the parish school of 1950 and 1956 by Houston architects Goehring and Reichert. Lloyd Reichert was a native son of El Campo.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church", [El Campo, 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, 458-459.

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