Details for First Presbyterian Church (Atlas Number 5167007444)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007444


Marker Number 7444
Atlas Number 5167007444
Marker Title First Presbyterian Church
Index Entry First Presbyterian Church
Address 1903 Church St.
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326318
UTM Northing 3243081
Subject Codes philanthropy; churches
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Organized New Year's Day, 1840, in the "Academy," an old building on the northwest corner of this intersection. Rev. John McCullough, church organizer, became pastor. Original building was finished 1843; present structure started 1872; completed 1889. Following its escape from the great fire of 1885, church housed classes from schools which had burned. It withstood various storms until it was heavily damaged by hurricane Carla, 1961; restored, 1962. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968