Sunday, July 27, 2008

St Francis Xavier Church

Since this is Sunday, I thought I would picture another church in Phoenix. This one is St. Francis Xavier. Though not as old as the church featured yesterday it has some interesting architectural features. St. francis Xavier opened in July of 1959. The design is called modern Renaissance and it was built of non-combustible materials from the concrete floor to the concrete roof topped with Spanish tile. The grand dome is seamless poured concrete topped with a Celtic Cross. The church is located on North Central Avenue on property that was donated by Mrs. William Henry Brophy in 1928 to create a Jesuit parish. On the same property is the campus of Brophy College Preparatory and Xavier College Preparatory schools.

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