Details for Mission Mary

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016611

Data

Marker Number 16611
Atlas Number 5507016611
Marker Title Mission Mary
Index Entry Mission Mary
Address
City Balmorhea
County Reeves
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes missions; churches; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1 mile west of Toyah Creek on FM 3078
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text MISSION MARY FROM 1895 TO 1935, FATHER NICHOLAS BROCARDUS EIKEN SERVED SEVERAL MISSION STATIONS IN THIS REGION, INCLUDING MISSION MARY, ESTABLISHED BY 1902 IN THE CALERA COMMUNITY. THE ORIGINAL ADOBE AND RUBBLE SANCTUARY WAS BUILT IN 1925 AND FEATURED PILLARS, WHICH WERE REMOVED WHEN THE BUILDING WAS PLASTERED IN THE 1940s. THE RECTANGULAR PLAN CHURCH FEATURES A BELL TOWER AND A LOW PITCH ROOF WITH EXPOSED RAFTER TAILS. TODAY, MOST OF THE AREA’S SMALL MISSIONS HAVE DISAPPEARED, AS HAS CALERA. MISSION MARY STANDS AS A MONUMENT TO AREA SETTLEMENTS AND TO THE CHURCHES AND THE RESIDENTS THEY SERVED. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2010