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Neo-Gothic tradition in church building in Texas, USA

In the mid to late 19th. century, German and Bohemian emmigrants began to settle in Texas, especially in the more frontier parts of the state. While encouraged to bil in the classical or Spanish idiom, they preferred to buid in the tradition with which they had been familiar in Germany and in Bohemia. Thus across those parts of texas settled by Central European emmigrants we have an interesting local evolution of church building in the neo-Gothic style. Many of the furnishing, like their counterpart churches in ireland, came from Germany and particularly from the the Bavarian glass works of Mayer of Munich.

Among the architects responsible for the Texas neo-Gothic, mention must be made of Leo Dielmann, Fredrich Donecher, Godfried Flury, Jakobus Warenberger,

The first example here is that of the the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Schulenburg, near San Antonio, Texas, which was buuilt by Leo M.J. Dielmann in 1906:

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