Details for St. Joseph's Church (Atlas Number 5507014117)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014117


Marker Number 14117
Atlas Number 5507014117
Marker Title St. Joseph's Church
Index Entry St. Joseph's Church
Address 2202 Avenue K
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326078
UTM Northing 3242497
Subject Codes churches
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text 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 Historic Landmark - 1978