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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1245 S. Main St.

 

— 1884 —

 
St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  Walnut Creek's first Catholic church was dedicated in 1884 on this site. A wooden structure of Gothic design, St. Mary's also served as a community center for many local Portuguese families. The parish later moved to its location on Mt. Diablo Boulevard.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 114.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.742′ N, 122° 3.597′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on South Main Street near Botelho Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1245 South Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named St. Mary's Catholic Church (here, next to this marker); Walnut Creek and Mt. Diablo Central Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway Shopping Center (within
St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
2. St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker (detail)
shouting distance of this marker); Kirsch Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Central School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Botelho Home (about 500 feet away); Main Street, 1910 (about 500 feet away); Walnut Creek Grammar School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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