St. Mary's Church of the Assumption (Praha, Texas)
St. Mary's Church of the Assumption
St. Mary's Church in 2008
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival|
|MPS||Churches with Decorative Interior Painting TR|
|NRHP reference #||83003138|
|Added to NRHP||June 21, 1983|
It was built in 1895 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Gottfried Flury, a Swiss-born artist from Moulton, TX, painted much of the interior. Using a combination of stenciling, infill painting, and freehand techniques, Flury's trompe-l'œil designs mimic stone vaults and Gothic tracery reminiscent of central European models. The ornate polychrome interior of St. Mary's Church of the Assumption is typical of the so-called "Painted Churches of Texas" constructed by immigrants who settled in the region in the nineteenth century.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Churches with Decorative Interior Painting TR" (PDF). National Park Service. 1983.
- "The Painted Churches of Texas". www.klru.org. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
- Harwood, Buie (1993). Decorating Texas : decorative painting in the Lone Star State from the 1850s to the 1950s. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press. p. 29. ISBN 9780875651149. OCLC 26930603.
- Baker, T. Lindsay. Ghost Towns of Texas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.
- Christensen, Carl J., and Pixie Christensen. Lone Star Steeples: Historic Places of Worship in Texas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2016.
- Koenig, Jon Todd. Fayette County. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2011.
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