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Steinauer in Pawnee County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

 
 
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2021
1. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  The first church was located on the site of the St. Anthony Cemetery. A second church was built on this site. The congregation outgrew this facility, and present brick church was dedicated in 1927. It is considered to be one of the most splendid churches in the Lincoln Diocese. Note the beautiful stained-glass windows.
 
Erected by Steinauer Community Heritage House; and Pawnee County Promotional Network. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 40° 12.461′ N, 96° 13.787′ W. Marker is in Steinauer, Nebraska, in Pawnee County. Marker is on 3rd Street west of Hickory Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the southwest corner of the church building, facing 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 3rd Street, Steinauer NE 68441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. N.A. Steinauer Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent House Bed & Breakfast (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Opera House (approx. ¼ mile away); Bank of Steinauer (approx. ¼ mile away); Community Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Jailhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Steinauer Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Steinauer Community Heritage House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Steinauer.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Steinauer Community Heritage House Walking Tour
 
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1. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
The third and present St. Anthony’s Church was built in 1927. Note the stain glass windows and pipe organ. The recent restoration brought back the original marble communion railing.
(Submitted on January 17, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. St. Anthony Church, Steinauer.
• In 1856 Joseph, Nicholas, and Anthony Steinauer introduced the Catholic faith to the families who settled nearby.
• In 1882 Fr. Rausch build the first church on a plot of ground donated by Anthony Steinauer. The original site still serves as our Cemetery. Cost of
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2021
2. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Cornerstone
Church was $300.
• The second church was built in 1889 one mile west of original site. Cost was $3,000.
• The building of the third and present church was started in 1926 located just east, under the guidance of Fr. Dowd. The Romanesque architecture stands out as one of the most beautiful and magnificent churches in the Diocese. Dedicated in 1927, the cost was $104,000.
(Submitted on January 17, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church<br>(<i>west elevation • stained glass windows</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2021
3. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
(west elevation • stained glass windows)
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (<i>south/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2021
4. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (south/front elevation)
(marker visible at left/southwest corner of the church building)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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