Details for Little Church of La Villita (Atlas Number 5029003096)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029003096


Marker Number 3096
Atlas Number 5029003096
Marker Title Little Church of La Villita
Index Entry Little Church of La Villita
Address 508 La Villita
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 549575
UTM Northing 3254740
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; eccesiastical buildings; Episcopal denomination; Gothic Revial (Architectural style); German immigrants/immigration; churches
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 508 La Villita. Medallion reported missing Dec. 2005
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text In 1846, the Rev. J.W. De Vilbiss bought a Methodist Church site (across street) in this block. He set up a bell, to denote worship site, but did not build when lot title proved defective. In 1879, German Methodist erected this Gothic Revival Church. A workman called Olaf A Norwegian Sailor, carved pegs and hinged the lancetshaped casement windows. Episcopal diocese of West Texas bought church in 1895; City of San Antonio acquired title in 1945. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark--1962.