St. Anthony's Catholic Church
Located in Violet, Texas, St. Anthony's Catholic Church was built in 1912 to serve the growing community of mainly German farmers. John Hoelsher, the real estate agent hired to sell land to prospective farmers, was tasked with attracting German Catholics to the town, which is about 44 miles west of Corpus Christi. The church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Backstory and Context