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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 2 - El Nacimiento de Una Yglecia Cristo Rey, part 1

Ramon Galindo

Silent | c. 1957-1959

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  •  Opening credits 
  •  Members entering church 
  •  Priest showing blueprints for new church 
  •  Members leaving church  
  •  Planning meeting 
  •  List of crew members 
  •  Ground breaking of construction site 
  •  Pouring of the foundation 
  •  Priest visits construction site 
  •  Planning meeting, June 5, 1958 
  •  Construction, June 6, 1958 
  •  Construction, June 20, 1958 
  •  Pouring of the tower, July 3, 1958 
  •  Off to a picnic with Father Goertz, July 3, 1958 
  •  Up goes the steel beams, July 7, 1958 
  •  Bricklaying 
  •  July 14, 1958 
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This film by Ramon Galindo chronicles the planning and early construction of the new Cristo Rey Church building in Austin, TX from April 1958 – May 1959. Featured are planning meetings, ground breaking, pouring of the foundation, columns and tower, steel framing , and brick laying and masonry.