Preservation Austin Award

St. David's Episcopal Church restoration project has been selected for a Preservation Austin Award on Nov. 14, at Central Machine Works.

The announcement states, "St. David's Episcopal Church, the oldest stone masonry religious structure in Austin, was constructed circa 1854 in a simplified English Gothic Revival style. This year, the congregation celebrates its 175th anniversary, and the beloved church continues to stand as a reminder of early Austin amidst booming downtown development.
The preservation of this historic building has long been a passion project of St. David’s parishioners, who completed structural stabilization and restoration of the historic 19th-century sanctuary in 2023. The preservation team, including Acton Partners Consulting, SpawGlass, and Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners, Inc. undertook extensive conservation work, including the exciting discovery and restoration of gothic pointed arches at the altar and historic floor tiles at the main entrance.
Today, St. David’s remains a vital force in our community and a charming example of the historic scale and character worth preserving downtown."

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