Saturday, October 2, 2010

A little Galveston Goth

St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston, built in 1877. According to the historical marker out front, after the great hurricane of 1900, the US Army Corps of Engineers ordered buildings to be raised. The church was lifted and placed atop a new five foot high foundation.

Why St. Patrick, you ask? The congregation on the west end of the island was predominately Irish, that's why.

This example of Gothic architecture is Grace Episcopal Church. The building was dedicated in 1895 and it, too, survived the 1900 hurricane.

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