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

Sacred Heart Church

 
 
Sacred Heart Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Sacred Heart Church Marker
Inscription.
(English)
Built in 1912 for the first English-speaking parish in Brownsville, this gothic revival church was designed by Frederick B. Gaenslen. The entrance gallery features corinthian columns and the initials “OMI” in the keystone of the central arch for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

(Spanish)
Esta iglesia renacentista gótica, construido en 1912, fue diseñada por el arquitecto Frederick B. Gaenslen. La galería en la entrada muestra columnas corintias y las iniciales "OMI" clave del arco principal, las cuales corresponden a Oblatos de María Inmaculada.
Funding provided by
The Parishioners of Sacred Heart Church

 
Erected by City of Brownsville & the Parishioners of Sacred Heart Church.
 
Location. 25° 54.292′ N, 97° 30.143′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Elizabeth Street (Business U.S. 77) south of East 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is mounted left of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 East Elizabeth Street, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Church (<i>marker visible at far left front corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Sacred Heart Church (marker visible at far left front corner)
(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sacred Heart Church (here, next to this marker); Alonso Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alonso Complex (about 600 feet away); U.S. Federal Building (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named U.S. Federal Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Majestic Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Heritage Trail series.
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & Religion
 
Initials “OMI” in the keystone of the central arch image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. Initials “OMI” in the keystone of the central arch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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