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Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old St. Mary's Church (Die Alte Kirche)

 
 
Old St. Mary's Church (Die Alte Kirche) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, September 14, 2020
1. Old St. Mary's Church (Die Alte Kirche) Marker
Inscription.  St. Mary's Parish dates to 1846 with the arrival of German settlers in Fredercksburg. Construction of this building, which replaced an earlier log structure, was completed in 1863 during the pastorate of the Rev. Peter Baunach. It served as the parish church until a larger building was constructed in 1906, after which it served a variety of purposes, including a schoolhouse. The fine Gothic features of Old St. Mary's are exhibited in its distinctive steeple, pointed-arch windows, and stone buttresses.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1994

 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15401.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 30° 16.603′ N, 98° 52.607′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of West San Antonio Street and South Orange Street, on the right when traveling west on West San Antonio Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this
Old St. Mary's Church (Die Alte Kirche) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, September 14, 2020
2. Old St. Mary's Church (Die Alte Kirche)
postal address: 300 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Meckel - Hanus Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Kammlah House (about 500 feet away); First Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Gun Cap Factory (about 500 feet away); The Meinhardt-Pfeil Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Jail of 1885 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Gillespie County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.
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