Details for St. John's Lutheran Church (Atlas Number 5171010106)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010106


Marker Number 10106
Atlas Number 5171010106
Marker Title St. John's Lutheran Church
Index Entry Saint John's Lutheran Church
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 516217
UTM Northing 3367732
Subject Codes Lutheran denomination; eccesiastical buildings; German immigrants/immigration; Gothic Revial (Architectural style); churches
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location take RR 965 N approx. 10 miles; take left at "Y" just south of Crab Apple Creek Bridge and go .5 mi.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Pioneer families of Crabapple organized this church in the 1880s. Members met in a school building before erecting this sanctuary in 1897. Elder Julius Rusche supervised the design, carpentry, and native limestone masonry construction. An excellent example of vernacular architecture with slight Gothic influences, it features a massive stone foundation, double door entry, and 4/4 wood windows with stone lintels and sills. Services were discontinued in 1962. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1994