Details for Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes (Atlas Number 5061002290)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061002290


Marker Number 2290
Atlas Number 5061002290
Marker Title Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
Index Entry Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
Address 700 W. Jefferson
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 649276
UTM Northing 2867233
Subject Codes monuments; churches; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 700 West Jefferson, Brownsville
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text This brick and stone Grotto was constructed about 1869-70 on the grounds of the convent of the congregation of the incarnate word and blessed sacrament, a cloistered order. Built under the supervision of Sister Theresa Solis and opened to the public in 1926, it contains petrified wood from Roma (120 miles northwest) and stones from European Grottos and the Grave of St. Theresa. The convent was demolished in 1969 and the Grotto was relocated here.