Shiner in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
The members acquired two acres of land at this site in 1891, and a frame sanctuary was completed in May of that year. In February 1892 a tornado caused extensive damage to the original church structure, but it was rebuilt on a larger scale.
Designated a parish in 1912, the growing congregation soon needed larger facilities. This structure, designed by F. Wahrenburger, was built in 1920-21 by volunteer laborers led by the Rev. F.X. Wolf. An outstanding example of the Romanesque revival style of architecture, it features stained glass windows imported from Munich, Germany; cut stone detailing in the pinnacles and buttresses; an arcaded front portico; and a soaring, square tower with octagonal spire. Listed in the National Register of Historic places since 1983, it also features a magnificent painted interior.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4489.)
Location. 29° 25.423′ N, 97° 9.932′ W. Marker is in Shiner, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is on Saint Ludmila Street west of Avenue E (Alternate U.S. 90), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 424 St Ludmilla Street, Shiner TX 77984, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spoetzl Brewery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kaspar Wire Works (approx. 0.9 miles away); Half Moon (approx. 2.1 miles away); Herder Half Moon Place (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cuero I Archeological District (approx. 11.4 miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 11.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016.