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

La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion

 
 
La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion Marker
Inscription.
En 1859, el Padre Keralum Termino la construccion del esta iglesia. El hizo sus estudios de arquitecturea en Paris, Y antes habia sido ebanista. Los Feligreses, bajo la direccion del Padre Verdet y lost otros padres, fabricaron los ladrillos como diezmos; estos estaban marcados con las letras “OMI”, que significan “Oblatos de Maria Inmaculada”.
Fondos aportados por
La Cuidad de Brownsville

(English translation – not shown on marker))
In 1859, Father Keralum finished the construction of this church. He studied architecture in Paris, and before that he had been a cabinetmaker. The parishioners, under the direction of Father Verdet and the other fathers, made the bricks as tithes; these were marked with the letters "OMI", which means "Oblates of Mary Immaculate".
Funds contributed by
The City of Brownsville

 
Erected by City of Brownsville.
 
Location. 25° 54.16′ N, 97° 29.766′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker can be reached from East 12th Street west of East Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1218 E Jefferson St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion Marker (tall view)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Father Pierre Yves Keralum (here, next to this marker); Immaculate Conception Cathedral (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (a few steps from this marker); Old County Courthouse Rio Grande Lodge No. 81 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1882 Cameron County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oblates of Mary Immaculate (within shouting distance of this marker); Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Heritage Trail series. Marker is significantly weathered and somewhat difficult to read.
 
Regarding La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion. National Register of Historic Places (1980), Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1962), National Catholic Historical Site (2016)
 
Also see . . .  Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción. This link presents the Spanish language version of the Wikipedia article for the cathedral. (Submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionHispanic Americans
 
La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion (<i>marker visible left of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion (marker visible left of entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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