Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church

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Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church
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Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church is located in Texas
Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church
Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church is located in the US
Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church
Location FM 2672, High Hill, Texas
Coordinates 29°43′2″N 96°55′38″W / 29.71722°N 96.92722°W / 29.71722; -96.92722Coordinates: 29°43′2″N 96°55′38″W / 29.71722°N 96.92722°W / 29.71722; -96.92722
Area less than one acre
Built 1906
Architect Dielmann,Leo M.J.; Bohlmann,Frank
Architectural style Gothic Revival
MPS Churches with Decorative Interior Painting TR
NRHP Reference # 83003136[1]
Added to NRHP June 21, 1983

Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church is a historic church located at 2833 Farm to Market Road 2672 in High Hill, Texas. The church, which was built in 1906, was designed by prominent Texas church architect Leo M.J. Dielmann. Dielmann designed the red brick church in the Gothic Revival style. The interior of the church was painted by Ferdinand Stockert and Hermann Kern in 1912. The pair painted designs on canvas and affixed them to the church walls, resulting in decorations which resemble wallpaper.[2] The designs were drawn freehand and include symbols such as angels, crosses with crowns, Stars of David, and bunches of grapes.[3]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Oakes, Alan. "High Hill: A First for Architect Dielmann". The Painted Churches of Texas: Echoes of the Homeland. KLRU. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Carol; Linda C. Flory Butler; Marianne McCann (May 13, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Churches with Decorative Interior Painting TR" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 25, 2013.