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Saint Mark's Episcopal Church

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, April 20, 2019
1. Saint Mark's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  Established on what was a part of the Alamo lands, Saint Mark's Espicopal Church traces its history to Trinity Church, a mission established in 1850 and disbanded in 1858. Saint Mark's church was organized in 1858 with the Rev. Lucius H. Jones as first rector.

Church construction began in December 1859. Col. Robert E. Lee, stationed in San Antonio at that time, was a leader in parish activities. The Civil War interrupted construction, and work did not resume until 1873. The building was completed in 1875 under the leadership of the Rev. Walter R. Richardson. Saint Mark's was the Cathedral of the Missionary District of Western Texas from 1876 to 1888.

Designed by noted New York architect Richard Upjohn, Saint Mark's is an excellent example of a Gothic Revival style church. It exhibits such hallmark features as buttresses, window tracery, and a castellated tower. Designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, it received the official Texas Historical Building Medallion in 1962.

Active in missionary and community outreach endeavors throughout its history, Saint Mark's continues to offer a variety of programs. Many
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By Brian Anderson, April 20, 2019
2. Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
of Saint Mark's rectors have become bishops of the Episcopal church.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4463.)
 
Location. 29° 25.723′ N, 98° 29.33′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of East Pecan Street and Jefferson, on the left when traveling east on East Pecan Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 East Pecan Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Travis Park United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Augustus Maverick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Navarro Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The San Antonio River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Majestic Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Military Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Re Ricardo Rodriguez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Missions in the San Antonio River Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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