Details for St. Benedict's Church

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061004439


Marker Number 4439
Atlas Number 5061004439
Marker Title St. Benedict's Church
Index Entry Saint Benedict's Church
Address 351 S. Bowie
City San Benito
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 636382
UTM Northing 2890856
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 351 S. Bowie, San Benito.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text The original St. Benedict's Church was erected in 1910, two years before the congregation became parish, and was destroyed by fire in 1923. This brick structure was built to replace it in 1925, under the leadership of Father Yvo Tymen, O.M.I. (1879-1977), who served as pastor of St. Benedict's from 1921 to 1937. In addition to this church, he supervised the construction of a rectory and renovation of school facilities damaged by a 1933 hurricane.

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