“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

All Saintsí Episcopal Church

All Saintsí Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
1. All Saintsí Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. This edifice stands on the mid-1840s land grant of former Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar, and near the official residence of the second Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, the Rt. Rev. George Herbert Kinsolving (1849-1928). Aided by the Bishop and his wife Grace, the Diocese of Texas bought this land as site for a residence for women students of the University of Texas. Built in 1897, that structure called “Grace Hall” was in use for nearly 70 years.

All Saintsí, erected in 1899 as a chapel for Grace Hall, was dedicated to the memory of the Rt. Rev. Alexander Gregg (1819-93), first Episcopal Bishop of Texas. Austin architect A.O. Watson designed the Gothic Revival structure of native limestone. Its stained glass windows of Medieval Mosaic style are recognized as fine examples of American art.

By 1910, All Saintsí had become a parish in the growing university neighborhood. In time, three of its Rectors became Bishops. The crozier of office of Bishop Kinsolving stood in the chancel for 35 years. He was revered as the founder, benefactor, and lifelong friend of the parish. As he had wished, his body was buried beneath the altar in 1939.
Erected 1975 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15108.)
All Saintsí Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
2. All Saintsí Episcopal Church
30° 17.513′ N, 97° 44.391′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on 209 W 27th St, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buen Retiro (within shouting distance of this marker); Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (about 700 feet away); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Campus (about 700 feet away); Littlefield Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edmund and Emily Miller House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gerhard-Schoch House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .  All Saints' Episcopal Church. (Submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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