St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Denison, Texas has been serving Denison and surrounding communities for a 150 years. Sitting just north of the downtown and still stands against other buildings in town. It is considered one most impressive buildings in town by some.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Denison, Texas – History
I was surprised to find that the church’s history not listed on the church’s website. But there is a historical marker that gives us a basic history of the church and the buildings that served the community.
“St. Patrick’s parish was founded in 1872 by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Galveston, Claude Dubuis. The first church building at this site, designed by noted architect Nicholas J. Clayton, was completed in 1898. Destroyed by fire in 1911, the structure was rebuilt, incorporating much of Clayton’s original design into the new façade. Completed in 1914, the Gothic revival building features fine patterned brickwork and lancet arches. Recorded Texas Historical Landmark – 1983.” – Historical Marker
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is one of my favorite churches in town and may even be one of my favorites in Texas. Every time I pass by the church I have to take a look. Its an impressive church. There is so much detail in the design and I love the stain glass. I haven’t been inside and would love to photograph the inside. The pictures I found online show the interior is even more impressive.
About the Images
Images were shot from the parking lot or the road. Some even up on the side walk on a gloomy day. The power lines and power poles made it difficult to photograph and edit. I plan on returning and try my luck again. I used my Sony a6000 with my Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS. I then edited the image with Adobe Lightroom CC and Topaz Labs Denoise AI and Topaz Labs Sharpen AI and DXO NIK Collection