League City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. Mary Mission Church
St. Mary Mission Church served as a social center of the community from early in its history. During the Great Depression, the church began the Mainland Catholic Picnic as a means of reducing debt. It quickly became a popular community-wide activity, lasting for many years.
As the decades passed, the League City congregation continued to grow, especially as the nearby Johnson Space Center rapidly expanded during the latter twentieth century. The church moved into a new and larger building, dedicating it in 1966. Meanwhile, the old mission was used only occasionally
In the late twentieth century, parishioners organized to relocate and restore the former mission church building. Today, the Gothic Revival structure is the only extant example of the original mainland missions.
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13671.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 29° 30.681′ N, 95° 5.411′ W. Marker is in League City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Colorado Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 E Main St, League City TX 77573, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mainland Mission Churches (here, next to this marker); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); T.J. and Mary Lelia Dick House (about 500 feet away); League Park (about 500 feet away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Galveston County Poor Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Seito and Kiyoaki Saibara (approx. 2˝ miles away); Faith United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in League City.
Also see . . . St. Mary Mission Church Website. (Submitted on December 6, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 4, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on December 8, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.