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San Fernando Cathedral 200th Anniversary

 
 
San Fernando Cathedral 200th Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
1. San Fernando Cathedral 200th Anniversary Marker
Inscription.
To commemorate
the two hundredth anniversary of
the laying of the corner stone
of
San Fernando Cathedral
First place of worship for Texans. Built
through the generosity and zeal of the
Canary Islanders, founders of San Antonio

Dedicated May 11, 1938
by
His Excellency Most Rev. Arthur J. Drossaerts
Archbishop of San Antonio

 
Erected 1938 by San Antonio Council No. 786 Knights of Columbus, San Antonio Fourth Degree Assembly, Bejar Caravan No. 56 Order of the Alhambra.
 
Location. 29° 25.47′ N, 98° 29.636′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Marker is on wall near the center doorway entrance of the San Fernando Cathedral on the Main Plaza between Commerce and Delorosa Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remains of the Alamo Heroes (here, next to this marker); San Antonio de Padua (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Centennial 1861 - 1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); Reaffirming the Miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe
San Fernando Cathedral and 200th Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
2. San Fernando Cathedral and 200th Anniversary Marker
Looking NW.
(within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Frost and the Frost Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woll Invasion (within shouting distance of this marker); General David E. Twiggs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Canary Islanders (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Regarding San Fernando Cathedral 200th Anniversary. The current cathedral building dates from the early 1870s.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Fernando Cathedral. (Submitted on May 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of San Fernando Cathedral. (Submitted on May 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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