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First Presbyterian Church

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1889, W. C. Dodson; 1890 addition, C. S. Maffitt. 410 Ave. A

Just as the courthouse designs of Dodson contain a mix of stylistic features, so does this red brick church, which is Romanesque Revival with Gothic aspects. The broad front gable has a large round-arched window above a row of smaller round-arched windows. Corner and intermediate pilasters break through the gable parapet, and stepped buttresses flank the tower. Only the lower stage of the corner tower is brick and designed by Dodson; the three upper stages are shingled and were added in 1890 by Maffitt.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "First Presbyterian Church", [Palestine, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 70-70.

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