Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Mass was celebrated in private homes and in a wooden house at this site before construction of this native Limestone church in 1891-92. Under the direction of the oblate fathers, the mission of Del Rio became Sacred Heart parish in 1895. This Gothic Revival structure was enlarged and remodeled in 1929. The stained glass windows installed at that time were moved to a new church building, dedicated in 1969.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4434.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 29° 21.535′ N, 100° 53.782′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and East Greenwood Street, on the right when traveling north on Mill Street. Mounted directly on subject church, just left of the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Taini (a few steps from this marker); Camp Hudson, C.S.A. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Val Verde County Courthouse Square (about 500 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Del Rio (about 700 feet away); Old Del Rio National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Max and Anna Stool (approx. ¼ mile away); Canal System of Del Rio (approx. ¼ mile away); City of Del Rio (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
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Also see . . .
1. Historic Marker Application: Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Del Rio, Texas. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Photograph.
(old photograph of the back side of the church) (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.