You can read the history of this church here
Click Here for History of the Grand Opera House
Lumber, oil, and ranching tycoon James Marion West (1871-1941) and his wife, Jessie Dudley (1871-1953), hired eminent Houston architect Joseph Finger to design this 17,000-square foot house as headquarters for their 30,000-acre ranch. Built in 1929-30, it is an excellent example of the Italian renaissance revival style. It features exceptional ironwork by Berger & Son, classical pediments and arched windows. Subsequent owners include Humble Oil and Rice University.
For several years it served as the home of the Lunar Science Institute -- Click for link
These towers run along a pipeline right-of-way at the back gate of the Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas
Thanks for the kind words.
How did a chap from Canada happen on a picture from the Santa Fe, Texas area.
I like this picture. I would have subdued the light on the upper right like I've shown here http://goo.gl/I8Gam
I may have taken it a little too far, but you get the idea.