Details for Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Atlas Number 5061012624)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061012624


Marker Number 12624
Atlas Number 5061012624
Marker Title Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Index Entry Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Address 602 E. Elizabeth St.
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650027
UTM Northing 2865835
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; Roman Catholic denomination; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text Sacred Heart Church was established by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate for the English-speaking parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church. San Antonio architect Frederick B. Gaenslen designed this building for the new congregation in the Gothic Revival style. Dedicated in 1913, the structure served Sacred Heart until 1967, when parish boundaries were redrawn and it became a chapel of Immaculate Conception Cathedral. With its tall bell towers and pointed-arch stained glass windows, Sacred Heart is a noteworthy part of Brownsville's architectural history. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001