Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Mass was celebrated in private homes and in a wooden house at this site before construction of this native Limestone church in 1891-92. Under the direction of the oblate fathers, the mission of Del Rio became Sacred Heart parish in 1895. This Gothic Revival structure was enlarged and remodeled in 1929. The stained glass windows installed at that time were moved to a new church building, dedicated in 1969.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4434.)
Location. 29° 21.535′ N, 100° 53.782′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and East Greenwood Street, on the right when traveling north on Mill Street. Touch for map. Mounted directly on subject church, just left of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 East Losoya Street, Del Rio TX 78840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Taini (a few steps from this marker); Camp Hudson, C.S.A. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Val Verde County Courthouse Square First United Methodist Church of Del Rio (about 700 feet away); Old Del Rio National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Del Rio (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cassinelli Gin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Perry Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
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1. History of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
The buff-colored limestone came from local sources. Mr. John Taini was the master stonemason and was assisted by Mr. Joe Tagliabue. This church is fifty-five feet long and thirty-six feet wide by twenty-one feet high at the lowest point of the roof, with a vestibule in front measuring ten by twelve feet. On Nov. 15, 1891 Fr. Malmartel blessed the cornerstone. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Historic Marker Application: Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Del Rio, Texas. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Photograph.
(old photograph of the back side of the church) (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Architecture • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.