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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Little Church of La Villita

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2012
1. Little Church of La Villita Marker
Inscription. In 1846, the Rev. J.W. De Vilbiss bought a Methodist Church site (across street) in this block. He set up a bell, to denote worship site, but did not build when lot title proved defective. In 1879, German Methodists erected this Gothic Revival Church. A workman called Olaf, a Norwegian sailor, carved pegs and hinged the lancet-shaped casement windows.

Episcopal diocese of West Texas bought church in 1895; City of San Antonio acquired title in 1945.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3096.)
 
Location. 29° 25.305′ N, 98° 29.314′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Villita Street east of King Phillip Alley, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Little Church of La Villita is located in the La Villita Historic District in downtown San Antonio. La Villita Street is a pedestrian street with no auto traffic. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 La Villita Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dashiell House (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of St. Philip's College
Little Church of La Villita image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2012
2. Little Church of La Villita
(a few steps from this marker); Articles of Capitulation (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philip's College (within shouting distance of this marker); Gray-Guilbeau House (within shouting distance of this marker); Losana House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowen-Kirchner House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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