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St. Thomas Episcopal Church




Photographs by Marie Hubert - 2004

Marker TitleSt. Thomas Episcopal Church
Address302 E. Davilla
LocationInside the Church
CityRockdale
Year Marker Erected1977
Designationsn/a
Text on MarkerEarliest Episcopal services in Rockdale were held in 1875 in a store, where other faiths also worshiped. On Dec. 19, 1876, Bishop Alexander Gregg organized St. Thomas Mission, and in 1879 this site was bought with funds given by the Solon Joynes family. A frame chapel-- preserved as nave, chancel, and sanctuary in the present edifice-- was built in 1880. The Rev. Joseph Carden, 1920-24 rector, made and adorned the altar with original carvings. To accommodate the growing parish, the church was enlarged and a parish hall added in 1952.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - Aug 2004

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