Details for St. Mary's Cathedral

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007172


Marker Number 7172
Atlas Number 5167007172
Marker Title St. Mary's Cathedral
Index Entry Saint Mary's Cathedral
Address 2011 Church Avenue
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326130
UTM Northing 3243089
Subject Codes Georgian Revial (Architectural style); Roman Catholic denomination; churches
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text City's oldest surviving church. Built 1847 by the most Rev. John M. Odin, C. M., Early missionary, and first bishop of Texas. Gift of half a million bricks from Antwerp, Belgium, made structure possible. Gothic cathedral is preserved in original style. After disastrous flood of 1875, tower was crowned with status of Mary, Star of the Sea, which has withstood storms ever since. Fine stained glass windows and rich altars are notable features. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967

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