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Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

St. Galls Catholic Church

1475 Highway 395

 
 
St. Galls Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
1. St. Galls Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. This building served as the first Catholic Church in Gardnerville, and is an excellent representation of brickwork found in many valley buildings.

Completed in 1919 on land donated by local merchant Sam Imelli, the building was used until 1984 for Catholic services.

In 1984, this building was purchased by Ronald and Lynne Cauley and Michael and Barbara Gibbons, who immediately renovated it for its current use as office space.

St. Galls is currently located on Centerville Lane a short distance from here in a significantly larger facility.

In the upper left corner of the marker is the seal of the Town of Gardnerville, while in the lower right corner is the seal of the US Forest Service, which provided a grant for this marker.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 38° 56.583′ N, 119° 45.081′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 385 and High School Street, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 385. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1475 Highway 395, Gardnerville NV 89410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perry's Dry Goods (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
Wide shot of Church Including Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
2. Wide shot of Church Including Marker
The church's origins, per the St. Gall Website: In 1917, about thirty families began working towards building a church of their own. Land was donated for the site and after raising $7,000, parishioners started construction, donating most of the labor involved. On June 22, 1919, with Bishop Thomas Grace presiding, our church was dedicated to St. Gall.
line); Sharkey's Nugget (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Fork Hotel Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The French Hotel and Bar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gardnerville Branch Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adaven Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Airtanker 130 Is Headed West (approx. 0.2 miles away); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gardnerville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a pole on the street corner in front of the church.
 
Also see . . .  History of St. Gall Catholic Church. A two-page history, as part of the St. Galls's website. (Submitted on October 13, 2009.) 
 
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St. Galls Catholic Church Building (1919-1984) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
3. St. Galls Catholic Church Building (1919-1984)
On fundraising for the new St. Gall church building, per the church's website: In October of 1982, the parish launched a pledge drive which Fr. Corona said passed everyone's expectations. Entertainer Wayne Newton volunteered his services for a fund-raiser benefit dinner in 1983 and the money to begin the church was raised through other parish projects, and sale of property and loans. A ground breaking celebration based on the theme "A Dwelling Place for the Lord" was held on October 23, 1983.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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