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.