Details for San Salvador Mission Church (Atlas Number 5051008652)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5051008652


Marker Number 8652
Atlas Number 5051008652
Marker Title San Salvador Mission Church
Index Entry San Salvador Mission Church
Address 9203 CR 286
City Caldwell
County Burleson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737034
UTM Northing 3388255
Subject Codes Italian immigrants/immigration; eccesiastical buildings; Roman Catholic denomination; churches
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Caldwell, take SH 21 E about 11 miles to FM 50, go S about 2 miles to CR 286, go W about 0.5 mile to church
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text San Salvador, a mission of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Bryan, was named for the patron saint of Cefalu, Sicily, the native village of Italian immigrants who came here in 1894. Religious services were held in homes until 1908, when devout families each gave cotton from ten field rows to buy materials, and the men worked six weeks to build this church. First Mass was said at its Altar in Oct. 1908. In 1952 the building was remodeled, and a new Altar was added in 1965.