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St. Joseph's Organ - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 29° 25.416 W 098° 29.186
14R E 549816 N 3255028
Quick Description: An organ in a historic Texas church built by German immigrants.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2019 5:35:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM10E2H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
Views: 1

Long Description:
This church has a large organ on the second level at the back above the entrance.

As for the church, Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:
"The St. Joseph Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio, located at 623 East Commerce Street in downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The Gothic Revival house of worship was the fourth Catholic parish in the city.

The church is an example of what the Chinese describe as a nail house; when the church refused to sell to a property developer a large shopping mall was constructed around it.

Parish history


Cornerstone of St. Joseph Catholic Church, inscribed with the words Siehe die Wohnung Gottes bei den Menschen (German: Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people) Revelation 21:3
The church occupies the probable second site of the Missión San Antonio de Valero (later known as the Alamo), before it was moved in 1724 to its present location. The cornerstone of the church was laid in 1868, and it was finally completed in 1871. It served a large and growing community of German immigrants. In the 1870s, Friar Henry Pfefferkorn, founder of the Liederkranz (male singing choir), painted the Annunciation and Assumption murals on the side altars. A steeple was added in 1898. Stained glass windows, imported from the Emil Frei Art Glass Factory in Munich, Germany, were installed in 1902."
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