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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Praha, Texas, Fayette County

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"The present stone church was started in 1892; its ceiling and walls were painted by fresco artist Gottfried Flurry. It was dedicated in 1895 and is now one of the four "Painted Churches of Fayette County"."
- Carolyn Heinsohn
Praha, TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Praha
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
Praha, TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church painted ceiling
Painted ceiling
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
Praha, TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church painted ceiling
Painted ceiling
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
Praha, TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church balcony
The Balcony
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
Praha painted ceiling and column
St. Mary's Church
TE Photo, 3-01
Stained glass pelicans in nest
 
painted eye
L - A mother pelican feeding her babies - the same motif used on the Flag of Louisiana.
R - A portion of the ceiling revealing wooden boards beneath the eye.

TE Photo, 3-01
Praha, Texas painted church, entrance
A rear doorway
TE Photo, 3-01
Praha Texas church steeple
The Steeple
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Praha, Texas - Jesus
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Praha, TX - church cornerstone
TE Photo, 3-01
The church cornerstone shows it was ordered from Frank Teich's Granite Works in San Antonio.
Praha, TX - First Communion celebrants at St. Mary's Catholic Church
First Communion celebrants at St. Mary's Catholic Church, unknown year
Courtesy Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center Photo Collection
Praha, TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
Another view of St. Mary's Catholic Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
Rev. Vaclav Bily's First Mass in Praha, TX
Rev. Vaclav Bily's First Mass in Praha, 3-25-1939
Fayette Co Hist Commission; submitted by Carolyn Heinsohn, FCHC member

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