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Big Spring in Howard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Thomas Catholic Church

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. St. Thomas Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1883 under the leadership of the Rev. H. A. Boniface, the first Catholic parish in Big Spring was named St. Mary's. A small frame sanctuary was built and early services were conducted in English, German, and Spanish. The need for a larger place of worship resulted in the construction of this building. Completed in 1911 under the direction of J. M. Morgan, it was dedicated to St. Thomas. The native stone structure features an extended center entry tower, Gothic arched windows, side buttresses, and corner limestone quoins.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1988

 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5084.)
 
Location. 32° 15.553′ N, 101° 28.838′ W. Marker is in Big Spring, Texas, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Father Delaney Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 North Main Street, Big Spring TX 79720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The J. & W. Fisher Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Spring Hardware Company (approx.
St. Thomas Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. St. Thomas Catholic Church Marker
0.4 miles away); A Historical Big Spring Meat Market (approx. 0.4 miles away); Potton House (approx. half a mile away); Settles Hotel (approx. half a mile away); First National Bank in Big Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Masonic Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Big Spring.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. Thomas Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. St. Thomas Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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