Details for St. Joseph's Church (Atlas Number 5167007171)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007171


Marker Number 7171
Atlas Number 5167007171
Marker Title St. Joseph's Church
Index Entry Saint Joseph's Church
Address off Rancho Toluca Road
City Toluca Lake
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 605454
UTM Northing 2883925
Subject Codes Georgian Revial (Architectural style); Roman Catholic denomination; German immigrants/immigration; churches
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In the 1840s and 1850s, Galveston was a major point of entry for German immigrants. Bishop John M. Odin recommended construction of this church in 1859-60 for the German Catholic population. Joseph Bleicke, a German-born carpenter, built the frame structure with Gothic revival detailing. A trefoil window adorns the square bell tower. St. Joseph's operated a parochial school from 1876 to 1926 and remained an active parish until 1968. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978