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McAllen in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

 
 
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
1. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  

Priests from La Lomita Chapel in nearby Mission ministered to Catholics at McAllen from 1908 until 1911, when a mission was begun here and a wood frame chapel was built. The congregation remained under the guidance of the Rev. J.M.F. Guenneugues, O.M.I., of Mission until 1915, when the Rev. Francis A. Dupassieux, O.M.I., came to the McAllen Chapel. By 1917 a school and rectory were added and Sacred Heart became an independent parish. Sacred Heart Parish has served as "Mother Church" to many missions in central Hidalgo County.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4429.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 26° 12.078′ N, 98° 14.169′ W. Marker is in McAllen, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of South 15th Street and Chicago Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 15th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 South 15th Street, McAllen TX 78501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. M & J Nelson Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); M. & J. Nelson Building (about 400 feet away); McAllen Post Office (about 500 feet away); Campsite of "The Fighting 69th" (approx. ¼ mile away); McAllen War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church of McAllen (approx. ¼ mile away); Southern Pacific Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); McAllen, The Beginning (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McAllen.
 
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
2. Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Marker
The view of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
3. The view of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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