St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica - Beaumont, Texas. With a corner stone laid in 1903, St. Anthony's traces its roots back the 19th Century location at Bowie & Orleans. Originally named St. Louis Church it was the 1st Catholic church in Beaumont.
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St. Louis Catholic Church .... Castroville, Texas.Planned, according to tradition, by the Rev. Peter Richard, pastor who came from Loire, France, 1868. First (1847-51) resident pastor, the Most Rev. Claude Dubuis, as Bishop of Texas lay cornerstone on July 2, 1868 for the settlers from Alsace France. Locally quarried limestone and labor of men of Parish built this church. First Mass was celebrated in this church by Fr Richard on Aug. 25, 1870, Feast Day of St. Louis, Patron of the Parish.