Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
- 1854 -
Built in 1854-1859, the cathedral was designed by French architect Father Pierre Keralum of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The cathedral is Gothic Revival in the ecclesiastical form with a Latin cross plan. During the Mexican Revolution, priests and bishops fleeing Mexico were hidden in the rectory. The cathedral exterior was restored in 1963 and in 1970.
Construida 1854-1859 la catedral fue disenada por el arquitecto frances Padre Pierre Keralum de los Misioneros Oblatos de Maria Inmaculada. La arquitectura es neogotica en la forma eclesiastica y tiene una planta en forma de cruz. Durante la Revolucion sacerdotes y obispos huyendo de Mexico se escondian en la rectoria. El exterior de la catedral fue restaurada en 1963 y en 1970.
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Hispanic Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 25° 54.163′ N, 97° 29.769′ 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. A different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (here, next to this marker); La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion (a few steps from this marker); Father Pierre Yves Keralum (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); Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oblates of Mary Immaculate (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 Historical Trails series.
Regarding Immaculate Conception Cathedral. National Register of Historic Places (1980), Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1962), National Catholic Historical Site (2016)
Also see . . . The Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution began in November 1910. Mexico went through the motions of another presidential election to unseat the incumbent, Porfirio Díaz, who had served since (Submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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