St. Andrew’s Episcopal is a Seguin ‘jewel’

SEGUIN — An important part of Seguin’s early formation was the founding of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Though it actually began by meeting in private homes in 1853, the first location for the church building is right on the Central Park Square at S. River and E. Nolte. The structure was not built until 1875 due to financial hardship and the Civil War.

Three city blocks were purchased for $300 and architect Stephen White, who also served as architect on the Capitol building in Austin, was hired. The building was a rectangular board and batten building with a steeply pitched roof. This roof was severely damaged by a storm in 1886. When repaired a vestibule was added along with structural supports.

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