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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Mary's Cathedral

 
 
St. Mary's Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
1. St. Mary's Cathedral Marker
The marker plate used to be below the medallion
Inscription. City's oldest surviving church. Built 1847 by the most Rev. John M. Odin, C. M., Early missionary, and first bishop of Texas. Gift of half a million bricks from Antwerp, Belgium, made structure possible. Gothic cathedral is preserved in original style.

After disastrous flood of 1875, tower was crowned with status of Mary, Star of the Sea, which has withstood storms ever since.

Fine stained glass windows and rich altars are notable features.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7172.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 29° 18.244′ N, 94° 47.443′ W. Marker was in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker was at the intersection of Moody Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling north on Moody Street. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Galveston in the Republic of Texas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scottish Rite Masonry (about 400 feet away); George Campbell Childress (about 400 feet away); Exploration [of Galveston]
St. Mary's Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
2. St. Mary's Cathedral
(about 400 feet away); Texas Bar Association (about 400 feet away); [Galveston County] Early History (about 400 feet away); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor James Martin Kirwin (about 400 feet away); Texas Revolution and Civil War (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
 
Regarding St. Mary's Cathedral. This church is on the National Register of Historic Places

It's not in use. It was damaged by hurricane Ike
 
Also see . . .
1. Article in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. From Parishes On-Line. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. Mary's Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
3. St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral Plaque for National Register of Historical Places image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
4. St. Mary's Cathedral Plaque for National Register of Historical Places
Plaque Showing St. Mary's Cathedral Survived the 1900 Hurricane image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
5. Plaque Showing St. Mary's Cathedral Survived the 1900 Hurricane
This plaque is ironical since the cathedral was so damaged by Hurricane Ike it is not in use.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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