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Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

 
 
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  Sacred Heart Church was established by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate for the English-speaking parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church. San Antonio architect Frederick B. Gaenslen designed this building for the new congregation in the Gothic Revival style. Dedicated in 1913, the structure served Sacred Heart until 1967, when parish boundaries were redrawn and it became a chapel of Immaculate Conception Cathedral. With its tall bell towers and pointed-arch stained glass windows, Sacred Heart is a noteworthy part of Brownsville's architectural history.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2001

 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12624.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 25° 54.293′ N, 97° 30.145′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Elizabeth Street (Business U.S. 77) south of East 6th Street, on the right when traveling
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker (<i>tall view; showing marker & Texas Historical Medallion</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker (tall view; showing marker & Texas Historical Medallion)
south. Marker and Texas Historical Medallion are mounted at eye-level, directly on the church front wall, just to the left of the main entrance, facing East Elizabeth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 East Elizabeth Street, 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. Sacred Heart Church (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sacred Heart Church (a few steps from this marker); Rock/Gomez House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock-Gomez Residence (about 500 feet away); Alonso Building (about 600 feet away); Russell/Cocke House (about 600 feet away); Alonso Complex (about 600 feet away); U.S. Federal Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Regarding Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (2001)
 
Also see . . .  Historic Marker Application: Sacred Heart Catholic Church. This link presents the original application data for this historical marker, including detailed information and historic photos of the church. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker (<i>wide view; showing Elizabeth Street church entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker (wide view; showing Elizabeth Street church entrance)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (<i>marker visible left of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
4. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (marker visible left of entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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