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

Saint Mary's Catholic Church

 
 
Saint Mary's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 15, 2021
1. Saint Mary's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  Catholics in this area organized services in 1880 at a chapel on William Mark Wittenburg's ranch (about 23 mi. NW). In 1885 they built a church on West Fifth Street in Lampasas, dedicated to Saint Mary. Mass was celebrated once a month for a parish covering 3,200 square miles. After 1900 Father Joseph le Gardeur, chaplain at the nearby convent and school, offered weekly mass. In 1907 he was made resident pastor of this congregation. Bishop Christopher E. Byrne (1867-1950) served briefly as acting pastor in 1921. A stone sanctuary built in 1940 on this site burned in 1970, replaced by a new building in 1972.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4466.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 31° 4.364′ N, 98° 11.126′ W. Marker is in Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker is on North Key Avenue, 0.2 miles north of East Avenue D, on the right when traveling north. The marker is
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located on the south side of the church near the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 North Key Avenue, Lampasas TX 76550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hanna Springs (approx. half a mile away); Santa Fe Depot, (approx. half a mile away); Little Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Keystone Hotel, (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mule-Drawn Streetcar (approx. 0.6 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Bell of First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lampasas.
 
The Saint Mary's Catholic Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 15, 2021
2. The Saint Mary's Catholic Church and Marker
The view of the Saint Mary's Catholic Church and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 15, 2021
3. The view of the Saint Mary's Catholic Church and Marker from the street
The front entrance of Saint Mary's Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 15, 2021
4. The front entrance of Saint Mary's Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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