First Presbyterian Church

1903 Church St., Galveston, Texas

Photos 

EAST (PRINCIPAL) FRONT

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

An outstanding example of the Norman phase of the Romanesque Revival style, prevalent in this country in the second half of the nineteenth century, the building is architecturally distinguished both in its faithful and competent eclecticism and in its aesthetic merit. The architects, Jones and Baldwin, were designers of numerous notable buildings in the Memphis, Tennessee area. Clayton, the supervising architect, received his training in this office and later became Texas's outstanding nineteenth century architect. The Reverend Robert Franklin Bunting, an important pioneer Texas churchman, was instrumental in promoting the erection of this structure. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 1979
Reference number
79002942
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Norman Romanesque
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1872; 1893; 1912

Tags 

19th Century (36,347)
Brick (42,457)
Built 1872 (410)
Built during 1870s (4,809)
Church (5,400)
Galveston County, Texas (74)
Galveston, Texas (66)
Nicholas J. Clayton (13)
Place of worship (5,749)
Private owner (54,396)
Romanesque (2,699)
Slate (5,715)
Stucco (7,816)
Texas (3,573)
Victorian (19,690)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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