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Property Name St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
Reference Number 13000758
State Indiana
County Lake
Town Gary
Street Address 2425 West 19th Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/25/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
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St. Augustine's Episcopal Church , built in 1958, is a locally significant example of Modern church architecture designed by the prominent Chicago architect Edward D. Dart and therefore is eligible for listing in the National Register under Criterion C. The church exhibits iconic stylistic hallmarks of the Modern Movement including simplicity of form , structural clarity, honest expression of materials, and avoidance of applied ornamentation. It stands alone in Gary, Indiana as the sole representative of the Modern Movement in church design. The church is the result of collaborative effort by a visionary priest, his well educated and supportive congregation, and a talented and innovative architect.


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