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Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

St. Augustine

 
 
St. Augustine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
1. St. Augustine Marker
Inscription. Standing on this prominent hill is St. Augustine, the oldest Catholic Church in Nevada built in 1866 and is known as the mother church that spawned other catholic churches in Nevada. The church was built from the local quarry and brickyard for $50,000. The interior has many of the original features, including the decorative nine rank Henry C. Kilgen pipe organ. In 1939 Rafeal Jolly was hired to paint vibrantly colored murals for the interior. The plaque sits upon a dry stack granite wall built by local resident Chuck Bisbo.

Dedicated June 7th, 2008
Lucinda Jane Sanders
Chapter 1881, E Clampus Vitus
 
Erected 2008 by E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.6′ N, 117° 4.25′ W. Marker is in Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling north on Virginia Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pony Express (about 400 feet away); International Hotel (about 500 feet away); Lander County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Austin City Hall (about 500 feet away); Austin Churches (about 600 feet away); Austin Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); St. George's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
St. Augustine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
2. St. Augustine Marker
St. Augustine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
3. St. Augustine Marker
St. Augustine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
4. St. Augustine Marker
St. Augustine's Catholic Church (1866) has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior & Austin Historical Society
2003
St. Augustine Church Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
5. St. Augustine Church
St. Augustine Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
6. St. Augustine
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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