Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Saint Mary’s Catholic Church
Designated by the Stockton City Council 1971
Erected 1971 by City of Stockton. (Marker Number 1.)
Location. 37° 57.073′ N, 121° 17.241′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is on East Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 East Washington Street, Stockton CA 95202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stockton Savings and Loan Society Bank (about 800 feet away); Commercial and Savings Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goddess of Justice (approx. 0.2 miles away); B & M Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Compass Rose Head of Navigation (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sister City Story (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stockton.
Also see . . . St. Mary's Catholic Church. “Captain Charles Weber, the founder of Stockton, donated two lots as a building site for the first Roman Catholic church in the San Joaquin Valley.” (Submitted on November 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Church (1861), 203 East Washington Street. The first Roman Catholic church in the San Joaquin Valley was constructed on two lots donated by Captain Charles Maria Weber on Washington and Hunter Streets. The location was ideal, due to its proximity to its primary population of Mexican, Spanish, Chilean, and French parishioners. The first church was a wooden structure, but the present brick Gothic design was dedicated in 1862. An additional to the north of the building was constructed in 1870, and the Gothic spire in 1893. Additional renovations were completed between 1945 and 1949. The adjacent parish is a two-story Classic Revival brick building constructed
— Submitted November 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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