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

First Presbyterian Church

First Church in Galveston

 
 
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By Jim Evans,
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  

Organized New Year's Day, 1840, in the "Academy," an old building on the northwest corner of this intersection. Rev. John McCullough, church organizer, became pastor.

Original building was finished 1843; present structure started 1872; completed 1889. Following its escape from the great fire of 1885, church housed classes from schools which had burned.

It withstood various storms until it was heavily damaged by hurricane Carla, 1961; restored, 1962.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7444.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 29° 18.283′ N, 94° 47.323′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1903 Church Street, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Galveston Seminary (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Federal Building 1857 (about 400 feet away); Custom House, Post Office and United States Court House (about 400 feet away); Galveston Historical Foundation (about 400 feet away); Texas Bar Association (about 600 feet away); Texas Revolution and Civil War (about 600 feet away); [Galveston County] Early History (about 600 feet away); St. Mary's Cathedral (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  First Presbyterian Church (Galveston, Texas). Wikipedia (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
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By Jim Evans,
5. Interior of First Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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