The Eight Most Beautiful Churches in Houston
Last month we gave you our list of the six ugliest (and rich) churches in Houston, monstrosities foisted upon us by well-to-do congregations.
Today it's time to walk on the sunny side of the street, and present the eight most beautiful churches in town, with photos by Rachel Bohanan.
8. Antioch Baptist
This 1875 building was, according to the church's website, the first brick structure in Houston owned by blacks.
"Today members still worship in the sanctuary's original handmade pews," the church says.
7. St. Basil the Great
This Greek Orthodox church on the far west side is the first of two St. Basil entries, doubling any other saint around.
6. St. Paul's
Designed by the same architect who did the San Jacinto Monument, groundbreaking for this beauty took place only a few months before the 1929 market crash.
"Funds were often so tight that if any other buyer could have been found for the massive, elegant structure, the mortgage holder might have foreclosed," the church says.