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St. Francis on the Brazos Catholic Church

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1931, Roy E. Lane. 3rd St. at Jefferson Ave.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Lane borrows this design directly from the San José mission in San Antonio ( SA85). His work is solid and carefully planned to give appropriate dignity to the tower and curvilinear facade of stucco as it sits on a prominent hill on the edge of downtown. Lane reproduced the famous rose window at San José and was faithful to its warm interior as well.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "St. Francis on the Brazos Catholic Church", [Waco, 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, 122-123.

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