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

St. Mary's Catholic Church

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, September 14, 2020
1. St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  Rapid membership growth during the late 19th century prompted St. Mary's Church to complete plans for a new sanctuary in 1901. This Gothic-inspired native stone structure was designed by prominent San Antonio architect Leo M. Dielmann and built by contractor Jacob Wagner in 1906. It features an asymmetrical front facade with a dominent corner tower and spire containing three bells transferred from the nearby 1863 sanctuary. Commemorative stained glass windows were installed in 1906 and 1914-17; altar windows portray Wagner's daughter and the son of an early parishioner.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1995

 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14697.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 30° 16.615′ N, 98° 52.617′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on West San Antonio Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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By Brian Anderson, September 14, 2020
2. St. Mary's Catholic Church
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old St. Mary's Church (Die Alte Kirche) (within shouting distance of this marker); Meckel - Hanus Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Old Kammlah House (about 400 feet away); Gun Cap Factory (about 500 feet away); Sunday Houses (about 500 feet away); Hoerster Building (about 500 feet away); Republic of Texas German Immigrant Trail (about 600 feet 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 Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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