Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion
En 1859, el Padre Keralum Termino la construccion del esta iglesia. El hizo sus estudios de arquitecturea en Paris, Y antes habia sido ebanista. Los Feligreses, bajo la direccion del Padre Verdet y lost otros padres, fabricaron los ladrillos como diezmos; estos estaban marcados con las letras “OMI”, que significan “Oblatos de Maria Inmaculada”.
La Cuidad de Brownsville
(English translation – not shown on marker))
In 1859, Father Keralum finished the construction of this church. He studied architecture in Paris, and before that he had been a cabinetmaker. The parishioners, under the direction of Father Verdet and the other fathers, made the bricks as tithes; these were marked with the letters "OMI", which means "Oblates of Mary Immaculate".
The City of Brownsville
Erected by City of Brownsville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Hispanic Americans.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1218 E Jefferson St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America. 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); Immaculate Conception Cathedral (here, next to 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); Old County Courthouse Rio Grande Lodge No. 81 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1882 Cameron County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oblates of Mary Immaculate (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.
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Heritage Trail series. Marker is significantly weathered and somewhat difficult to read.
Regarding La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion. National Register of Historic Places (1980), Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1962), National Catholic Historical Site (2016)
Also see . . . Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción. This link presents the Spanish language version of the Wikipedia article (Submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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