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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Zion Lutheran Church

 
 
Zion Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 16, 2020
1. Zion Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  

Erected in 1906, the Zion Lutheran Church was designed and built by church members in the uniquely American Carpenter Gothic tradition. Skilled at the construction of houses and barns, the farmers of Helotes created a church building reminiscent of their native German countryside. The central projecting tower entry and Gothic arched windows, which vary in size, define the facade. A new sanctuary was built in 1950 and the original was restored in 1991 using the original wood siding.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11752.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 29° 32.14′ N, 98° 41.102′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Leslie Road 0.1 miles south of Braun Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located on the right side of the door on the old Zion Lutheran Church. Touch for map. Marker
The front view of the Zion Lutheran Church. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 16, 2020
2. The front view of the Zion Lutheran Church.
is at or near this postal address: 9943 Leslie Road, San Antonio TX 78254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gugger Homestead (approx. 2.9 miles away); Helotes (approx. 2.9 miles away); John T. Floore Country Store (approx. 2.9 miles away); Marnoch Homestead (approx. 3˝ miles away); Scenic Loop Playground (approx. 5.4 miles away); R.L. White Ranch (approx. 6.8 miles away); First Officers Training Camp (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  Lutheran Church. The Lutheran Church in Texas traces its roots to 1851, when the First Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Texas was founded. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Zion Lutheran Church from the road with the marker on the right side. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 16, 2020
3. The view of the Zion Lutheran Church from the road with the marker on the right side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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