References/resources for Historical Religious Architecture

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Apostolic Assembly Of The Faith In Christ Jesus

Big Bend Episcopal Mission

Big Bend Sentinel “A breath of life for Ruidosa’s crumbling adobe church” By Abbie Perrault September 25, 2019 Accessed April 19, 2021

Big Bend Sentinel “Ownership of historic Ruidosa church to be transferred to nonprofit for restoration and management” Accessed April 19, 2021

Bullock Museum/ The Texas Story Project. “Nacogdoches's First Black Baptist Church“ (Zion Hill First Baptist Church)

Calera, Texas (Calera Foundation web site) “Mission Mary” accessed March 31, 2021

City of Nacogdoches: historic sites “Zion Hill Baptist Church”

Culberson County Texas: “Culberson County Pioneers” (Millican, L.R.,Rev)

“Dedication Ceremonies for an Historical Marker for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dessau” (unpublished manuscript,author not identified,October 20, 1984.) Courtesy of Dessau Lutheran Cemetery Association web site (  Accessed December 25, 2021. PDF file

Dickens, Margaret Nauert. "Evangelical Lutheran Church"  (unpublished, undated manuscript.)  Courtesy of Dessau Lutheran Cemetery Association (web site: Accessed December 25, 2021.   PDF file

Dickens, Margaret Nauert. Numerous historical photographs and documents. Provided courtesy of Mary Dickens Jackson.

Driskill, Frank A. and Noel Grisham. Historic Churches of Texas: The Land and the People. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1994

“Evangelical Lutheran Church at Dessau” (unpublished, undated manuscript; author not identified) PDF file. Courtesy of Dessau Lutheran Cemetery Association (web site: Accessed December 25, 2021. PDF file

Friends of Historic Lincoln “San Juan Mission” Accessed May 25, 2021

Friends of the Ruidosa Church. Accessed April 19, 2021

Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church “The History”. Accessed March 13, 2021

Heimsath Architects. “ First Baptist and the Irrepressible Jacob Fontaine”. Accessed March 13, 2021.

Heimsath Architects. “Sacred Space, Holy Place” [information on numerous historical churches and other sites]. Accessed March 13, 2021.

Legends of America: “Redford, Texas and the Lost Mission of El Polvo” Accessed March 21, 2021

Lindell, Chuck. “Church’s bells to toll no more”  Austin American Statesman January 9, 1994

Long, Walter E. “Old Farm House Settled by Martin Wieland”
(unpublished, undated manuscript). Courtesy of Dessau Lutheran Cemetery Association (web site). Accessed December 25, 202. PDF file

Macias, Rebeccah. “Historic Church’s Final Service” Austin American Statesman October 27, 2021

Marfa Public Radio. “From Richest Acre in Texas to Ghost Town: the Story of Shafter” Nov. 1, 2017 Accessed March 13, 2021.

McQueen, Clyde. Black Churches in Texas: A Guide to Historic Congregations. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000

Mount Zion Baptist Church “Church History”.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. “Our History”. Accessed March 13, 2021.

New York Times “Ruidosa Journal: Town Ties Its Rejuvenation to That of Crumbling Church” By Simon Romero April 8, 2006 accessed April 19, 2021

Christmas Mountains Oasis: Photo journal of Carolyn Ohl-Johnson. “Lajitas Church” Accessed March 18, 2021

Presidio La Bahia Goliad, “The Quarters”. Accessed March 13, 2021

Romero Cash, Marie. Built of Earth and Song: Churches of Northern New Mexico. Santa Fe, NM: Red Crane, 1993

Santa Teresa Catholic Church Presidio “About” Accessed March 13, 2021.

Stoner O’Connor, Kathryn. Presidio la Bahía 1721 - 1846. Austin, Texas: Eakin Press. 2001

Texas Historical Markers. “St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church” Accessed March 13, 2021.

Texas Monthly “Calera Chapel Is a Spiritual Oasis in the West Texas Desert” November 2019
accessed April 4, 2021

TSHS Handbook of Texas: "Dessau, Texas".
 TSHA/Handbook of Texas: “Fontaine, Jacob (1808–1898)”

TSHA Handbook of Texas: “Oslo, TX”

TSHA Handbook of Texas “Weeping Mary, Texas”

Texas Pecos Trail Region/Texas Pecos Trail “Toyahvale: Calera Chapel” accessed March 31, 2021 “Hermit's Peak - Sapello, NM”. Accessed March 13, 2021.

Wikipedia: Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus.

Wilson Pottery Foundation Accessed March 13, 2021.

Wolfe, Elsie and Meta Priem, Norma Lasso, Lovey Driskill, and Marilyn Almond, members of the History Committee. “Fifth Wieland Reunion, (unpublished manuscript, October 16, 1983) Courtesy of Dessau Lutheran Cemetery Association (web site: Accessed December 25, 2021. PDF file

Young, Janine. Diocese of El Paso: Centenial History. Strasbourg, France: Editions Du Signe, 2013

personal communication etc

Kotara, Sam. Panna Maria Historical Society, 13860 Hwy 81/ P.O. Box 52, Panna Maria, TX 78144
Panna Maria, TX 78144. 830-780-4471.
Personal communication 20210320 at Panna Maria

Bijalba, Pat. Calera Foundation
personal communication via email and in-person interview August 11, 2021
Pat Brijalba has been generous of his time and resources, including access to numerous historical photos and documents in his collection.

Herrera-Ortega, Deborah
Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces
personal communication via email May 2021

Grant, Ceci
Archdioceses of Santa Fé
personal communication via email May 25, 2021

Vargas, Donna.
Archivist, Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces
personal communication via email May 25, 2021

Young, Janine. Author, Diocese of El Paso: Centenial History.
personal communication via email, access to a large collection of historical photos

Davis, Dottie. church committee of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dessau. personal communication via telephone November 19, 2021

Saathoff, Kent. President, Dessau Lutheran Cemetery Association. personal communication including tour of the church, November 10, 2021

Jackson, Mary Dickens, Secretary-Treasurer, Dessau Lutheran Cemetery Association. Personal communication November 17 & 21, including access to historical photographs and archives from the collections of Margaret Nauert Dickens

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