Details for Dubuis House (Atlas Number 5325001291)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5325001291


Marker Number 1291
Atlas Number 5325001291
Marker Title Dubuis House
Index Entry Dubuis House
City Castroville
County Medina
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511851
UTM Northing 3247333
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; religious leaders; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location On Angelo Street across from St. Louis Church, Castroville.
Marker Size 12" x 16" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text The two original rooms in this house were erected 1847 by Father Claude M. Dubuis, from Lyons, France, aided by Father Chazelle (who soon died of typhus). Father Dubuis, the first priest in Castro's colony, was captured twice by Comanches in 1847, but escaped unharmed. He later was Bishop of Texas. This house replaced a picket hut. It was first example of French-Alsatian architecture in Castroville. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966. Incise in base: Restored 1965 by Mr. & Mrs. G.G. Gillette.