Details for St. Mary's Catholic Church (Atlas Number 5181012710)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5181012710

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Marker Number 12710
Atlas Number 5181012710
Marker Title St. Mary's Catholic Church
Index Entry Saint Mary's Catholic Church
Address 727 S. Travis
City Sherman
County Grayson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722025
UTM Northing 3723432
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 727 S. Travis
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text St. Mary's Catholic Church The first recorded mass in Sherman took place in 1872, and three years later Bishop Claude Dubuis of the diocese of Galveston created a parish here and sent the Rev. Louis Granger to serve as first pastor. A wooden chapel housed worship services until this church building was completed in 1906. St. Mary's is an excellent example of the work of noted Galveston architect Nicholas Clayton, who included Gothic and Romanesque elements in his design. Built by contractor William Cornish & Sons, the church is a significant part of Sherman's architectural heritage. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001