Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
St. Patricks Church
721 Main Street
As the finishing touches were being put on the church in January of 1902, architect Weeks commented, “A building not built for a day, a week, a year, but a building that will look little worse for years when we have ceased our earthly activities, and the youngest member of today will have reached the time allotment of three score years and ten.”
Although the church had to be rebuilt on a larger scale after the 1989 earthquake, it has beautifully retained its original look. It makes a graceful entrance to the city of Watsonville.
Topics. This historical marker is Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1902.
Location. 36° 54.807′ N, 121° 45.619′ W. Marker is in Watsonville, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 152) north of West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Main Street, Watsonville CA 95076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watsonville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lest We Forget (about 800 feet away); The Apple Annual (about 800 feet away); Where Strawberries are Sweeter (approx. ¼ mile away); Kalich Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mansion House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lettunich Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The City Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watsonville.
More about this marker. This marker is located at 611 Main Street while St. Patricks Church is at 721 Main Street.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.