Central Christian Church

Austin, Texas
National Register of Historic Places, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, Austin Landmark

Key Issues

• Assess building condition to identify key issues with historic building materials

• Identify deteriorated elements of the exterior envelope including roof, masonry, windows and doors

• Prioritize recommendations for repair and restoration

Central Christian Church exterior

Central Christian Church is a landmark in downtown Austin and was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by noted Texas architects Robert Leon White and Samuel Vosper. With a style unique in Central Texas, the building features polychromatic brick masonry, decorative iron grillwork, and a clay tile roof.

Volz & Associates provided a detailed condition assessment of the sanctuary, tower and education wing to enable the church to prioritized goals for building repair and restoration. Detailed recommendations were provided to address a multitude of issues including roof and window leaks, corrosion of structural and decorative metals, and water infiltration.