Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. Patrick Catholic Church
The Rev. Laurence Glynn arrived in 1871, a few days after storms destroyed the sanctuary. He rallied the congregation and by 1877 an impressive Gothic structure, designed by noted architect and church member Nicholas J. Clayton, was completed. A parish school was established in the 1880s.
After the storm of 1900 the U.S. Corps of Engineers mandated that Galveston Island be elevated, and between 1905 and 1907 the massive St. Patrick building was lifted five feet onto a new foundation.
Two mission churches were founded by St. Patrick Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church became its own parish in 1927, and Queen of Peace Church continued as a mission of St. Patrick Church. In the late 1980s the parish elementary schools were consolidated. The school facilities at St. Patrick were converted for parish offices, religious education, and social events.
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7176.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 29° 17.754′ N, 94° 48.271′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue K and 34th Street, on the right when traveling west on Avenue K. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 35th St, 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. Poole-Parker House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hagemann-Cobb House (about 500 feet away); John Smith House (about 700 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mexican Telegraph Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Galveston Artillery Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Powhatan House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
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