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Toyahvale in Reeves County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mission Mary

 
 
Mission Mary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 14, 2014
1. Mission Mary Marker
Inscription. From 1895 to 1935, Father Nicholas Brocardus Eiken served several mission stations in this region, including Mission Mary, established by 1902 in the Calera Community. The original adobe and rubble sanctuary was built in 1925 and featured pillars, which were removed when the building was plastered in the 1940s. The rectangular plan church features a bell tower and a low pitch roof with exposed rafter tails. Today, most of the area’s small missions have disappeared, as has Calera. Mission Mary stands as a monument to the area settlements and to the churches and the residents they served.
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 2010

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16611.)
 
Location. 30° 56.31′ N, 103° 49.673′ W. Marker is in Toyahvale, Texas, in Reeves County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 3078 2.2 miles west of Texas Highway 17, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toyahvale TX 79786, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Solomon Spring (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Mission Mary image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 14, 2014
2. Mission Mary
Marker can be seen next to church
 Calera, Texas website. (Submitted on April 27, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
"Adobe and Rubble Construction" image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 14, 2014
3. "Adobe and Rubble Construction"
Photo from rear of church showing the "adobe and rubble construction" referenced on marker.
Photo of interior image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 14, 2014
4. Photo of interior
Votive Rocks image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 14, 2014
5. Votive Rocks
Votive rocks left outside the entrance to the church.
Votive Rocks image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 14, 2014
6. Votive Rocks
Votive rocks left outside the entrance to the church.
Mission Mary image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
7. Mission Mary
Photo inside church showing history image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 14, 2014
8. Photo inside church showing history
Photo inside church showing history image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 14, 2014
9. Photo inside church showing history
Brochure, page 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 28, 2014
10. Brochure, page 1
Brochure available inside the mission giving information on Mission Mary and Calera, Texas. Click on photo to read.
Brochure, page 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 28, 2014
11. Brochure, page 2
Brochure available inside the mission giving information on Mission Mary and Calera, Texas. Click on photo to read.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   7. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   8, 9. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   10, 11. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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