Details for Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (Atlas Number 5029004463)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029004463


Marker Number 4463
Atlas Number 5029004463
Marker Title Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Index Entry Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Address 315 E. Pecan St.
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 549594
UTM Northing 3255553
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; design and construction; Episcopal denomination; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Established on what was a part of the Alamo lands, Saint Mark's Espicopal Church traces its history to Trinity Church, a mission established in 1850 and disbanded in 1858. Saint Mark's church was organized in 1858 with the Rev. Lucius H. Jones as first rector. Church construction began in December 1859. Col. Robert E. Lee, stationed in San Antonio at that time, was a leader in parish activities. The Civil War interrupted construction, and work did not resume until 1873. The building was completed in 1875 under the leadership of the Rev. Walter R. Richardson. Saint Mark's was the Cathedral of the Missionary District of Western Texas from 1876 to 1888. Designed by noted New York architect Richard Upjohn, Saint Mark's is an excellent example of a Gothic Revival style church. It exhibits such hallmark features as buttresses, window tracery, and a castellated tower. Designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, it received the official Texas Historical Buildng Medallion in 1962. Active in missionary and community outreach endeavors throughout its history, Saint Mark's continues to offer a variety of programs. Many of Saint Mark's rectors have become bishops of the Episcopal church. (1992)