Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Italian Vault
The vault provides space for twelve crypts. It served as a permanent or temporary resting place for more than 70 deceased members until burial could take place in the cemetery. A number of Italian immigrants are interred in plots surrounding the mausoleum. Buried in this cemetery are Captain Clemente Nicolini, a member of the original vault building committee and a former Italian consulate who aided many immigrants; and Gioacchino Cassara, the first president of the Italian Benevolent Society. The vault also was used by members of the later organized Italian society, Stella d'Italia, and finally by the Sons of Italy.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1992
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7497.)
Location. Touch for map. Located in the southeast section of Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77551, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Ducky's Beach" (approx. half a mile away); Peter Leroy Colombo (approx. half a mile away); Original Site of St. Mary's Orphan Asylum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beach Invertebrates (approx. 0.9 miles away); Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Birds of Galveston (approx. one mile away); Campeche / Galveston Island (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . . Calvary Catholic Cemetery. (Submitted on November 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Italian American
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.