Details for St. Louis Catholic Church (Atlas Number 5325005051)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5325005051


Marker Number 5051
Atlas Number 5325005051
Marker Title St. Louis Catholic Church
Index Entry St. Louis Catholic Church
City Castroville
County Medina
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511754
UTM Northing 3247464
Subject Codes Alsatian immigrants/immigration; Roman Catholic denomination; churches
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Angelo, opposite Houston Square, Castroville.
Marker Size 12" x 16" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Planned, according to tradition, by the Rev. Peter Richard, pastor who came from Loire, France, 1868. First (1847-51) resident pastor, the Most Rev. Claude Dubuis, returned as Bishop of Texas to lay cornerstone on July 2, 1868. Locally quarried limestone and labor of men of Parish went into the construction. First Mass was celebrated in this church by Father Richard on Aug. 25, 1870, Feast Day of St. Louis, Patron of the Parish. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1970.