Catalina American Baptist Church

Charles Cox – Architect Spotlight

Last Updated on April 26, 2021 by Kim Labriola

Architect Charles Cox designed the Catalina American Baptist Church (now known as Catalina Church of Midtown) built in 1960 at 1900 N. Country Club. The church uses a hyperbolic paraboloid as it’s roof structure, which also doubles as it’s walls. This allows large windows to be placed on two sides of the structure, creating a striking appearance. The church went through a renovation recently completed by architect Chris Evans.

Catalina American Baptist Church
Catalina American Baptist Church, Designed by Charles Cox, 1960

This is part of a series of important Tucson architects. Next week we’ll be focusing on Arthur T. Brown, a well known Tucson mid-century modern architect who was also known for using hyperbolic paraboloid roofing structures on homes and carports.

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