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Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, East Sixth & East Elizabeth Streets, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Data Pages


Item Title


Location
East Sixth & East Elizabeth Streets, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3283
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-80).
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Significance: Sacred Heart Church was the first Catholic church for an English-speaking congregation in Brownsville. Built in 1913 by San Antonio architect Frederick B. Gaenslen, the church counted many of Brownsville's prominent English-speaking families including those whose names figure in Texas history.

Subjects
Catholic Churches


Related Names
Gaenslen, Frederick Bowen


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DISTANT VIEW FROM EAST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW OF LEFT FLANK AND FRONT ELEVATION.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 NORTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST SIDE AND REAR ELEVATIONS.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 ENTRANCE AND CHOIR-LOFT WINDOW.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 INTERIOR VIEW TOWARD CHOIR AND ENTRANCE DOORS.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 INTERIOR VIEW TOWARD CROSSING.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 INTERIOR SACRISTY DOOR TRIM.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 TYPICAL SMALL STAINED-GLASS WINDOW IN THE APSE.


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