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Mcm Churches?

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Yeah, I'm gonna bump this old post.  Who did Berechah Church by the Galleria, anyone know?

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Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church - 2025 W 11th St

 

Lazybrook Baptist Church - 1822 West 18th Street

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The original, late sixties sanctuary at St. John Vianney, now used as the chapel.  BTW, it has wonderful acoustics.  Their massive new sanctuary, not so much - the priests have to be mic'ed to be heard.

 

 

 

 

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7100 Block of N.Main at E. 31st St.

 

... I watched that circular church at 59 & I-10 for years. It sat there with it's rusty skeletal frame for many years. Was nice to see it finally completed.

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... well, not exactly a church, but a Catholic school.. such a nice design. Benson St.

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Marty, Beth Yeshurun's original sanctuary that fronts Braeswood is MCM, and it's by Len Gabert, according to Stephen Fox. 

United Orthodox Synagogues on Greenwillow:

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I was going to list Congregation Beth Yeshurun, but it looks like their renovation/new building, while dramatic, is not MCM.

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Holly Hall Retirement Community Chapel is almost certainly a MacKie & Kamrath building, but it doesn't show up on any lists of their drawings. I got to see it on a photoshoot a few years ago when the community was being renovated. 
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https://hollyhall.org/about-us/photo-gallery/

 

Memorial Church of Christ at 900 Echo Lane is probably a Travis Broesche design. This one's days are numbered. I talked to someone in the office that said they're going to tear it down and build a new building. 

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St. Francis Episcopal on Piney Point also looks like a Travis Broesche. When I say it looks like one of Broesche's buildings, I mean its not quite as Wrightian as Kamrath. 

St. Cecilia Catholic Community is a group of Louis Kahn-inspired buildings designed by Charles Tapley (I think; it's in the Guide). 

 

The original Second Baptist Church campus is a very pretty traditional campus built in 1957. It has one sanctuary (now called the Old Sanctuary) and the Hannkamer Chapel. Both have been fully restored and are beautiful. My wife and I were married in the former. 

http://kellyhornberger.com/2012/03/wedding-photography-the-saverys/

 

And this one's for Marty. Rice Chapel by Harvin C. Moore. Restored by Harrison Kornberg, photo by me. 
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St. Phillip Presbyterian Church on San Felipe was designed by Wilson Morris Crain & Anderson. 

 

Emerson Unitarian Church on Bering has or had two MCM buildings, one by CRS from the early 1960's that's been renovated, and the Unity Temple copy main sanctuary my MacKie & Kamrath, but I'm not sure if that one is still there. 

 

Chapelwood Methodist was originally by Hamilton Brown. 

 

Holy Cross Lutheran on Westview & Wirt Rd. 

 

Holy Spirit Episcopal across from Tallowood Baptist looks a bit Kamrathian. 

 

Memorial Lutheran Church and School was originally designed by Todd, Tackett, Lacy, I think. 

 

That's all I can think of for now. 

 

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Holly Hall sure looks like Kamrath, doesn't it.   Probably not Borget; Lloyd wasn't usually that angular.  Maybe John Chase?

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On November 18, 2007 at 2:05 AM, Subdude said:

The Berachah (sp) church on West Alabama and Sage is a nice one.

Some of these I wouldn't really consider MCM. Maybe the category is just "modern"?

 

I've been wondering for years.  It's Wirtz, Calhoun, Tungate, and Jackson from about 1959/60.

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On November 18, 2007 at 5:06 PM, Toulouse said:

Everyone should check out Glenbrook United Methodist Church next time your in Glenbrook Valley. It's in the less desirable section of the neighborhood but is worth the drive by. It has small intermittently placed stained glass windows on the external front wall of what appears to be the front altar area of the santuary. The Glenbrook Civic club meets in one of the rooms of the parish hall but I've never been able to sneak away to get a view of the sanctuary. RPS, Stolix, and other Glenbrook mod enthusiasts will need to do that sometime.

 

C. Marley Green, 1958/59.

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I was wrong, Green must have done the educational building.  Travis Broesche did the sanctuary in 1967.  

 

Berechah is by Wilson, Morris, Crain, and Anderson.

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23 hours ago, BenH said:

Marmer, time to change your avatar.

 

Dammit, you're right.  But I also might keep it for sentimental reasons.

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