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Gethsemane Church

 
 
Gethsemane Church Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, January 2, 2016
1. Gethsemane Church Markers
Showing the Texas Historical Marker, National Register of Historical Places plaque and the Austin Landmark medallion.
Inscription. The first Lutheran church in Travis County. Organized Dec. 12, 1868, by Swedish pioneers under leadership of Swante Palm.

Site of first church building was 11 blocks SW; this structure was erected in 1883. It contains stone hauled in wheelbarrows from Texas Capitol that burned 1881. The present ornate, paneled doors came (1934) from old main building at University of Texas.

Architecture is typical of many rural Swedish churches.
 
Erected 1962 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14770.)
 
Location. 30° 16.662′ N, 97° 44.352′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1510 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carrington-Covert House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Swedish Evangelical Free Church (about 600 feet away); Moses Austin (about 600 feet away); State Bar of Texas (about 700 feet away); St. Martinís Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away); Swedish Central Methodist Church
Gethsemane Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
2. Gethsemane Church Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Scholz Garten (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scottish Rite Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Gethsemane Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
3. Gethsemane Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2016, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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