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St. Stanislaus Church - Chappell Hill, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 30° 07.997 W 096° 15.219
14R E 764575 N 3336739
Quick Description: This Spanish Mission-style doorway to the Catholic church of St. Stanislaus Church in Chappell Hill, TX is extremely unique for this particular region of the State, especially given the church's strong Polish background and influences to this date.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2014 10:08:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMMF1P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 0

Long Description:
Organized in 1889 by Polish immigrants, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church serving the town of Chappell Hill is one of the earliest Polish parishes in Texas and has exhibited a strong Polish influence ever since. Most of its worshippers are descendants of Polish immigrants who settled in this part of Washington County by the latter half of the 19th century and established commercial businesses here. All of the church's pastors since 1894 were either born in Poland or have had very strong Polish influences.

It is therefore quite surprising for St. Stanislaus Catholic Church's, erected in 1924, to have been built as a Spanish Mission, a type of architecture not found for 60-80 miles around. Its massive front entrance -- the "doorway to the church" -- is reminiscent of the "Spanish Conquistador" missionaries found throughout the US Southwest, not in Washington County and its immediate surroundings.
Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Other

Address or physical location:
9175 FM-1371 Chappell Hill, TX 77426 USA

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