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

A painted church

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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.

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
Painted woodwork
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St. Mary's Catholic Church Sanctuary High Hill Texas
St. Mary's Catholic Church Sanctuary
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St. Mary's Catholic Church balcony High Hill Texas
The balcony
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Painted church ceiling
Painted church faux finish column
(L) Looking Up
(R) A column base
painted church faux marble ceiling
The elaborate faux marble columns and ceilings make this church one of the ones not to miss.

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painted church stained glass window
holy water in jar with hand painted pattern
fire extinguisher on hand painted board
(L) Stained-glass window - more
(C) Holy Water in a ceramic crock reminds you you're in the country.
(R) Fire estinguishers are placed artistically as well as strategically.

The grayish blue stone capping the buttresses and accenting the brick was quarried from the nearby town of Muldoon.
Stained-glass window > next page

© John Troesser

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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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