Iglesia San Germán de Auxerre
Church San Germán Auxerre of San Germán
The church in 2009
|Location||De la Cruz Street
San Germán, Puerto Rico
|Area||0.4 acres (0.16 ha)|
|Architectural style||Other, Baroque, Neoclassical|
|Part of||San Germán Historic District (#94000084)|
|MPS||Historic Churches of Puerto Rico TR|
|NRHP Reference #||84000461|
|Added to NRHP||December 10, 1984|
The Iglesia San Germán de Auxerre (English: Church of Saint Germanus of Auxerre) is a historic Roman Catholic parish church located in San Germán, Puerto Rico, overlooking the main plaza of the town. Spanish settlers founded San Germán parish in 1510 and built the first permanent church in 1688. Puerto Ricans repaired and reconstructed the church between 1717 and 1739 after it had suffered earthquake damage. Between 1834 and 1897, new repairs were made to the building, and in 1920, the tower was rebuilt after the 1918 earthquake. With Trompe-l'œil painting that imitates wood coffers on the ceiling, the Church of San Germán's interior is one of the most lavishly decorated on the island. The vault and arches are painted in the Trompe l' oeil manner. The church conserves the 1869 marble altar as well as ten other 19th century smaller secondary marble altars. A collection of 17th century metalwork, 18th century wooden carvings and a painting by José Campeche are kept in the choir loft. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- González Mendoza, Juan R.; Vega Lubo, Ramonita; García Goyco, Osvaldo; Maza, Doris (September 1993), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: San Germán Historic District (PDF), retrieved February 2, 2016.
- National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Church San Germán Auxerre of San German, 1984
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