St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, Schulenburg

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St. Mary's Church of the Assumption is a historic church on FM 1295 in Praha, Texas.

It was built in 1895 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Gottfried Flury, a Swiss-born artist from Moulton, TX, painted much of the interior. Using a combination of stenciling, infill painting, and freehand techniques, Flury's trompe-l'œil designs mimic stone vaults and Gothic tracery reminiscent of central European models. The ornate polychrome interior of St. Mary's Church of the Assumption is typical of the so-called "Painted Churches of Texas" constructed by immigrants who settled in the region in the nineteenth century.
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  • We visited six painted churches on our tour. St.Mary's of the Assumption is one that must be seen. It is open to the public most days during business hours. The art, stained glass, and sanctuary are....  more »
  • We did a self guided tour. The interior was absolutely beautiful. I will be back on a guided tour to learn more about the church.  more »
  • Quaint looking from the outside but outstanding inside. The existing church was built in 1895, the third at the site. Part of it's history includes memorials for the loss of 9 young men from the very small community to WWII, the second highest percentage loss in the nation. The interior painting and craftsmanship are amazing. A visit is well worth the time.
  • Absolutely beautiful! Historic and charming, we loved the three chapels dedicated to nine boys of this small Czech community.

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