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San Elizario in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

San Elizario Chapel

(Capilla de San Elzeario)

 
 
San Elizario Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. San Elizario Chapel Marker
Inscription. Named for the 13th-century French patron of the military, St. Elzear, Capilla de San Elzeario was established as part of the Spanish military garrison of Presidio de San Elzeario (also Elceario, later Elizario) when it was moved to this site in 1789 from its original location 37 miles to the southeast. After Rio Grande floods damaged the original chapel, the present chapel was built with new adobe bricks and bricks from the original presidio walls. A fine example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style, it is a tangible reminder of the Hispanic and Catholic heritage of this region.
 
Erected 1962 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 31° 35.156′ N, 106° 16.383′ W. Marker is in San Elizario, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Elizario TX 79849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salt War (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodriguez-Chamuscado Expedition - 1581 (within shouting distance
San Elizario Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. San Elizario Chapel Marker
of this marker); The Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Espejo Beltran Expedition - 1582-1583 (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Thanksgiving (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan de Onate Expedition - 1598 (within shouting distance of this marker); San Elizario (within shouting distance of this marker); San Elizario Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Elizario.
 
Regarding San Elizario Chapel. National Register of Historic Places:
Presidio Chapel of San Elizario (added 1972 - - #72001358)
Also known as Nuestra Senora del Pilar y de Glorioso San Jose'
Historic Significance: Event, Information
Potential, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Historic - Non-Aboriginal,
Architecture, Religion
Cultural Affiliation: American Indian
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1750-1799
Owner: Private
San Elizario Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. San Elizario Chapel Marker
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
San Elizario Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
4. San Elizario Chapel
San Elizario Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
5. San Elizario Chapel
San Elizario Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Sandie Kirchner, November 4, 2010
6. San Elizario Chapel
San Elizario Mission image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1996
7. San Elizario Mission
National Register of Historic Places: Added September 14, 1972 Reference#: 72001358 Note that the front of the mission chapel had not been repaired when this photo was taken in 1996.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   7. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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