Details for P.O.W. Camp Chapel (Atlas Number 5069003902)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5069003902


Marker Number 3902
Atlas Number 5069003902
Marker Title P.O.W. Camp Chapel
Index Entry P.O.W. Camp Chapel
City Dimmit
County Castro
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes World War II; churches
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Dimmit take US 385 north 16.5 miles; turn west onto paved road; continues 3.1 miles, then turn south on local road, about .3 miles to chapel
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This chapel is one of the few physical reminders of the days this site served as an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War II. The prisoners, several of them fine artisans and craftsmen, designed and built the chapel, crafting the concrete building to resemble marble. Completed in 1945, the chapel stands as a memorial to the five Italians who died while interned at the camp. A restoration project, begun in 1987, was completed in 1989. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1992