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Hope Lutheran Church

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Marker TitleHope Lutheran Church
LocationUS 190 - left on 10th St. at corner of Avenue B
Year Marker Erected1990
Text on MarkerFounded in 1890, this congregation began with twelve charter members led by German missionary Julius Schroeder. Early worship services were held in homes and in a local school building. The Rev. H. F. Daude was called to serve the church in 1891, and in 1901 the first sanctuary was erected. It was replaced by a second structure in 1925. Some worship services were conducted in the German language until 1949. A new sanctuary was erected in 1975. The oldest church in Buckholts, Hope Lutheran serves a predominantly German and Czech membership.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003


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