Old St. Mary's Church - Fredericksburg, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 30° 16.607 W 098° 52.609
14R E 511847 N 3349462
Quick Description: Also known as "Die Alte Kirche" and "the Marienkirche", this stone church dates from 1863, and served as the parish Church until a new and much larger sanctuary was built in 1906.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 7:38:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMAAM2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 5

Long Description:
While it has not been used as the sanctuary for over a century, it has served the Church in other ways over the years, and today functions as the Parish Hall.

There are two excellent sources of information on this Church, links for which are found further down the page.

From the near by Texas State Historical marker we learn:

St. Mary's Parish dates to 1846 when the parish worshiped in log Church building. This building was completed in 1863 and served as the parish church until a larger building was constructed in 1906, after which it served a variety of purposes. The fine Gothic features of Old St. Mary's are exhibited in its distinctive steeple, pointed-arch windows, and stone buttresses.

From St Mary's website history page:

Construction of this church began in 1860, the cornerstone was blessed in June of 1861, the building was completed in November 1863, and the dedication took place on November 22, 1863.

The church was built in the cruciform style of architecture, typical of Christian churches. It has two-foot thick limestone walls, a roof was composed of hand cut rafters, and features a seventy-two foot high steeple. Its twelve Gothic arched windows commemorate the twelve apostles.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 11/22/1863

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

Street address of Church:
302 West San Antonio St
Fredericksburg, TX

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

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