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Catholic Charities Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center

Austin State Bank Building

Address

5645 W. Corcoran Pl.

Neighborhood

Austin

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

Architect

Frederick Schock, 1913

Description

Designed by Austin’s own Frederick Schock in 1913 with an annex in 1926 and a later Modernist addition, ownership of this attractive former bank building transferred to Catholic Charities in 2017. Schock is best known for designing nearby houses in extravagant Shingle and Queen Anne styles. As Austin’s resident architect, Schock was responsible for designing most of the early civic buildings including a library and train station for the fast-developing railroad suburb. The new Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center is a community resource center focusing on providing violence prevention programs, addiction treatment and social services.

Behind the Scenes

Explore this former bank building, now a community center operated by Catholic Charities.