Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (HM1M8N)

Location: Abilene, TX 79602 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 26.46', W 99° 44.558'

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This church began as a mission in the 1880s to serve Catholics in the Abilene area. Early members included Abilene pioneer Theo. Heyck and City Marshal J.J. Clinton. Priests came by train from Weatherford to conduct worship services, first in private homes and later in public buildings.
     The Bishop of Dallas designated Sacred Heart, a parish in 1891, with the Rev. Henry D. Brickley as first pastor. Property at the corner of North 5th and Beech streets was acquired in 1888 and a frame church was built there in 1892. Early pastors also visited Catholics in outlying communities, and the parish served as the "mother church" for Catholicism in the Abilene vicinity. A parish school, St. Joseph's Academy, opened at South 9th and Meander streets in 1916.
     During the pastorate of the Rev. Henry Knufer, property at this site was acquired in 1926, and plans were made to build a larger church for the growing congregation. Designed by noted San Antonio architect Leo M.J. Dielmann, this structure was completed in April 1931. Built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, the building exhibits Moorish style elements and is the least altered and best preserved pre-1940s religious structure in Abilene.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
HM NumberHM1M8N
Marker Number4432
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 430191 N 3589561
Decimal Degrees32.44100000, -99.74263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.46', W 99° 44.558'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 27.6" N, 99° 44' 33.48" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 837 Jeanette St, Abilene TX 79602, US
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