Details for St. Thomas Catholic Church (Atlas Number 5227005084)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5227005084


Marker Number 5084
Atlas Number 5227005084
Marker Title St. Thomas Catholic Church
Index Entry Saint Thomas Catholic Church
Address 605 North Main Street
City Big Spring
County Howard
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 266280
UTM Northing 3571890
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Roman Catholic denomination; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 605 North Main Street, Big Spring
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Organized in 1883 under the leadership of The Rev. H. A. Boniface, the first Catholic parish in Big Spring was named St. Mary's. A small frame sanctuary was built and early services were conducted in English, German, and Spanish. The need for a larger place of worship resulted in the construction of this building. Completed in 1911 under the direction of J. M. Morgan, it was dedicated to St. Thomas, the native stone structure features an extended center entry tower, Gothic arched windows, side buttresses, and corner limestone quoins. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988.


St. Thomas Catholic Church (RTHL)
St. Thomas Catholic Church (RTHL)