St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s Church
St Church
Image by Mike Schaffner
I drove up to Plantersville to see one of the famous painted churches as the inaugural run for my new camera. St. Mary’s Church is a beautiful little church. It’s one of the famous "Texas Painted Churches"

This was built in 1917 and has recently been restored to its former glory. It features colorful stencils on beaded board. I was fortunate to meet the pastor Fr. Ed Kucera, "Father Ed", who was kind enough to give me some of the history and point out some of the areas where they uncovered some original artwork. More information is at www.smsj.org/mt/smsj/father_eds_desk/000007.php