Guardian Angel Church in Wallis, Texas
For the last several weeks, while driving to a client, I have noticed a lot of very interesting old church along the way. I finally decided that while I was driving to the client that I would stop and take photos of this beautiful white church.
Located in Wallis, Texas, was organized in 1892. According to the Texas Historical Commission the church was founded by several Czech families which relocated from Fayette County, Texas.” The parishioners first held services in the Krasna school building. However, “at the suggestion of the Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston, church member erect a sanctuary in 1899 at a site close to the railroad at Wallis. The congregation held its first services on Easter Sunday and named their church “Guardian Angel.”
Unfortunately, the church building was destroyed during the great hurricane that hit Galveston. With a good spirit the church was rebuilt in 1904. In 1913 a “new gothic-style sanctuary was built.” Because of the growing population, the church added a school, the first class had 64 students. In 1933 the school consisted of six teachers and 170 students.
According to the church website, the church serves the rural communities in the area and provides several outreach programs.
What I find interesting about this church is the European appearance. The structure is solid and painted a beautiful white, however the church steeple needs a little a little work. It appears to be a cooper material; however, it is beginning to rust.
Although I did not have the opportunity to go into the church, the church website provided beautiful photos of the ornate European style cathedral with a colorful design.
If you are in the Wallis Texas area, I highly recommend visiting this beautiful church.