Named for the Rev. John Martin Moye, founder (1762) of the Sisters of Divine Providence, religious order that opened school in Castroville in 1868, and built first part of this structure in 1873: first mother house of the order in the United States.
Occupants since 1900 have been Providence Industrial School, St. Philip's Seminary, Refuge for Persecution Victims, and several other endeavors.
Repurchased 1939 by Sisters of Divine Providence and used as military academy for boys. Now used as Training Center for Religious Life.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3506.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
Location. 29° 21.256′ N, 98° 52.743′ W. Marker is in Castroville, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is at the intersection of London Street and US Hwy 90 (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling west on London Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castroville TX 78009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2018, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 6, 2018, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.