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1910 - St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Hillsboro, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 00.781 W 097° 07.389
14S E 677267 N 3543417
Quick Description: Begun in 1910 and completed in 1911, St. Mary's Episcopal Church is located at 200 N Abbott St, Hillsboro, TX. It is a Recorded Historic Texas Landmark, and also on the National Register of Historical Places.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2015 5:36:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMNFFZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
A Texas Historical Marker provides some background on this church:

St. Mary's Mission was founded in the 1870s. On July 30, 1886, Bishop Alexander C. Garrett laid the cornerstone for the first church building, which was destroyed by a tornado in 1894. This building was completed in 1911, and St. Mary's became a parish in 1914. Featuring both Gothic Revival and Prairie School style influences, the structure is of brick construction with cast stone detail, a central entry porch, and a tower with battlements offset at the rear.

Regarding G.D. Tarlton, referenced on the cornerstone, he had a beautiful home not far from here, and it's still standing. Mr. Tarlton's last days weren't very happy. (visit link)
Year of construction: 1910

Full inscription:
To the glory of God Saint Mary's Church Hillsboro December 16, 1910 My soul doth magnify the Lord Rt. Rev. Alexander C. Garrett DD.LL.D. Bishop of Dallas, Rev. Edwin Wickens, Rector, G.D. Tarlton, Lay Reader.

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