“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

St. Joseph's Church

St. Joseph's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 8, 2012
1. St. Joseph's Church Marker
Inscription. In the 1840s and 1850s, Galveston was a major point of entry for German immigrants. Bishop John M. Odin recommended construction of this church in 1859-60 for the German Catholic population. Joseph Bleicke, a German-born carpenter, built the frame structure with Gothic revival detailing. A trefoil window adorns the square bell tower. St. Joseph's operated a parochial school from 1876 to 1926 and remained an active parish until 1968.
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark-1978

Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14117.)
Location. 29° 17.969′ N, 94° 47.44′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue K and 22nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Avenue K. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church (about 700 feet away); Ashton Villa, 1859 (about 800 feet away); Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue
St. Joseph's Church image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 8, 2012
2. St. Joseph's Church
Marker is in front of church. Expand photo and observe pigeons on roof and under bell tower.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Galveston Movement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeney-Royston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rosenberg Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . .  From Galveston Island Web Page. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. Churches & Religion
St. Joseph's Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 8, 2012
3. St. Joseph's Church Sign
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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