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St. Mary's Catholic Church
circa 1906
High Hill, Texas, Fayette County

Part of Fayette County's Painted Churches Tour

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St. Mary's Catholic Church is High Hill's main attraction.
As one of Fayette County's Painted Churches, it has some of the best examples of faux-finish woodwork and stained-glass.

The grayish blue stone capping the buttresses and accenting the brick was quarried from the nearby town of Muldoon.

High Hill Texas St Marys Catholic Church A Painted Church
The brick and stone exterior of St. Mary's Catholic Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
High Hill Texas St Marys Catholic Church  Painted Ceiling
Painted woodwork
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
 High Hill Texas - St. Mary's Catholic Church Sanctuary
St. Mary's Catholic Church Sanctuary
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
St. Mary's Catholic Church balcony High Hill Texas
The balcony
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
High Hill Texas - St. Mary's Catholic Church Sanctuary
St. Mary's Catholic Church interior
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill Texas - St. Mary's Catholic Church
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill Texas - St. Mary's Catholic Church  Painted ceiling
Painted ceiling
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill Texas - St. Mary's Catholic Church painted ceiling & column
Painted ceiling and faux-finish column
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill Texas - St. Mary's Catholic Church painted ceiling & columns
Painted ceiling and faux-finish columns
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill Texas - St. Mary's Catholic Church painted ceiling, faux finish column & nun
Painted ceiling, faux-finish column & statue of nun
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill Texas - St. Mary's Catholic Church painted ceiling
Looking Up
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Painted church faux finish column
A column base
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill TX - painted ceiling
More painted ceiling
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill TX - painted church faux marble ceiling
The elaborate faux marble columns and ceilings make this church one of the ones not to miss.
TE Photo, March 2001

Stained Glass Windows

High Hill TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church stained glass
Photo courtesy Garry Taylor. March, 2005
High Hill TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church Stained Glass windows
Photo courtesy Garry Taylor. March, 2005
High Hill TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church Stained Glass windows
Photo courtesy Garry Taylor. March, 2005
High Hill, Texas, St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church, High Hill, Texas
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Photos courtesy Garry Taylor (Austin, Texas) March, 2005
painted church stained glass window
Stained-glass window
TE Photo, March 2001
holy water in jar with hand painted pattern
Holy Water in a ceramic crock reminds you you're in the country.
TE Photo, March 2001
fire extinguisher on hand painted board
Fire estinguishers are placed artistically as well as strategically.
TE Photo, March 2001
High Hill TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Readers' Comment:
... I am also very familiar with St. Mary’s in High Hill as I have attending mass there frequently as well. The rectory is on one side of the church and the parish hall is on the other side. The cemetery at St. Mary’s is directly behind the church. ... - Regards, Mike Osina, January 04, 2005
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