Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Historical

Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Historical (HM1SSR)

Location: Shiner, TX 77984 Lavaca County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 25.423', W 97° 9.932'

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Early German and Czech settlers in this area of Lavaca County attended Catholic worship services in private homes or at churches in Hallettsville or Moulton until 1890, when a new mission was established in Shiner by the Rev. John Anthony Forest. The new congregation was named for 9th-century Greek Missionaries Cyril and Methodius, who converted Slovakian-Moravian central Europeans to Christianity.

The members acquired two acres of land at this site in 1891, and a frame sanctuary was completed in May of that year. In February 1892 a tornado caused extensive damage to the original church structure, but it was rebuilt on a larger scale.

Designated a parish in 1912, the growing congregation soon needed larger facilities. This structure, designed by F. Wahrenburger, was built in 1920-21 by volunteer laborers led by the Rev. F.X. Wolf. An outstanding example of the Romanesque revival style of architecture, it features stained glass windows imported from Munich, Germany; cut stone detailing in the pinnacles and buttresses; an arcaded front portico; and a soaring, square tower with octagonal spire. Listed in the National Register of Historic places since 1983, it also features a magnificent painted interior.
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HM NumberHM1SSR
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Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 677959 N 3256331
Decimal Degrees29.42371667, -97.16553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.423', W 97° 9.932'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 25.38" N, 97° 9' 55.92" W
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Area Code(s)361
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 426-428 St Ludmila St, Shiner TX 77984, US
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