Would you believe High Hill is a small community in Texas? Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church is one of the beautiful Painted Churches, located near the farm, in High Hill.
The church, built in 1906, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
The architect, Leo M.J. Dielmann, was born in San Antonio, Texas. He studied architecture and engineering in Germany.
It always takes my breathe away when I first walk into one of our Painted Churches. This one is no different. If you click Here, you can read about another Painted Church.
In 1912 Ferdinand Stockert and Hermann Kern applied the decorative painting to the inside of the church. It is said they first painted the designs on canvas and then glued them to the wood walls.
The columns are also wood with a Faux Finish to look like marble.
The details are shown on every wall.....Your eyes have a difficult time taking in all the beauty.
Each stained glass is a work of art.
The inside of the church is a photographer's dream. I came away with about 50 photos. It was difficult to choose which ones to post for the blog.
My hopes are that I have given you a sense of what it is like in a painted church. I also want you to see the church is not located in a busy town.
It is located......High on a Hill