Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Mass was first celebrated in this area in 1849 by the oblates of Mary Immaculate. This church building was completed ten years later. Father Peter Yves Keralum designed the structure, which features Gothic Revival styling. The rectory was the site of the first Texas Oblate Seminary and served as a haven for priests fleeing revolutions in Mexico. Immaculate Concepcion first became a Cathedral in 1874 when Bishop Dominic Manucy lived here. The designation was not granted again until 1965, when Brownsville was named the seat of the newly formed diocese.
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2617.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 25° 54.156′ N, 97° 29.77′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker can be reached from East 12th Street west of East Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Father Pierre Yves Keralum (here, next to this marker); La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (a few steps from this marker); The Oblates of Mary Immaculate (within shouting distance of this marker); Old County Courthouse Rio Grande Lodge No. 81 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1882 Cameron County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
Regarding Immaculate Conception Cathedral. National Register of Historic Places (1980), National Catholic Historical Site (2016)
Also see . . . Immaculate Conception Cathedral. This link presents many high quality photographs of the cathedral interior. (Submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.