Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Immaculate Conception Cathedral (HM27Y3)

Location: Brownsville, TX 78520 Cameron County
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N 25° 54.156', W 97° 29.77'

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Mass was first celebrated in this area in 1849 by the oblates of Mary Immaculate. This church building was completed ten years later. Father Peter Yves Keralum designed the structure, which features Gothic Revival styling. The rectory was the site of the first Texas Oblate Seminary and served as a haven for priests fleeing revolutions in Mexico. Immaculate Concepcion first became a Cathedral in 1874 when Bishop Dominic Manucy lived here. The designation was not granted again until 1965, when Brownsville was named the seat of the newly formed diocese.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962
HM NumberHM27Y3
Year Placed1962
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 650634 N 2865761
Decimal Degrees25.90260000, -97.49616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 54.156', W 97° 29.77'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 54' 9.3599999999999" N, 97° 29' 46.2" W
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Area Code(s)956
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 726 E 12th St, Brownsville TX 78520, US
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