All Saints Episcopal Church

Austin, Texas
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Key Issues

• Restore and expand Bishop Kinsolving’s crypt for a columbarium with compatible new entry
• Correct drainage and water issues in the crawl space and basement while protecting adjacent heritage oak trees
• Restore chancel roof, tower and parapet and reconstruct missing parapet crosses
• Coordinate asbestos abatement to protect historic features and finishes
• Clean and restore masonry
• Restore interior including restoration and protection of stained glass
• Redesign Sacristy including detailed inventory and interviews with priests and acolytes
• Integrate new mechanical and electrical systems, including historic lighting restoration and installation of new exterior and interior accent lighting


All Saints Episcopal Church was originally constructed as part of Grace Hall, a residence for women attending the University of Texas. It was designed by architect A. O. Watson and formally dedicated in 1900. In 1939, the chancel was extended and a sacristy was added.

We prepared a condition assessment report identifying maintenance needs of the building and its systems. With this information, a phased restoration program was developed and implemented.

The completed restoration of All Saints’ received a Preservation Award from the Heritage Society of Austin in 2000.