1859 Saint Joseph Church
2202 Avenue K, Galveston, TX

1859 Saint Joseph Church

2202 Avenue K
Galveston, TX 77550
1859 Saint Joseph Church, Galveston
2202 Avenue K
Galveston, TX 77550

Maximum Capacity: 200 people
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The oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, St. Joseph’s was built by German immigrants in 1859-60. The building is a simple wooden Gothic Revival structure, rectangular with a square bell tower with trefoil window. The softly painted interior features a coffered ceiling with painted quatrefoils and other Gothic symbols, plaster of Paris Stations of the Cross with German inscriptions dating from the early years of the 20th Century and the original, elaborate main and side altars with reredos as well as many of the original statues and altar furnishings. Although damaged in the 1900 Storm, the church was repaired, enlarged, and redecorated within the year, retaining its original architectural character. In 1968, the Catholic Diocese closed the church and sold the contents at public auction. Upon learning that the building was to be used as a warehouse, GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION [GHF] stepped in and leased the property. Most of the original furnishings were recovered, re-installed, and the structure was stabilized. GHF has continued to maintain the building and opens it for special occasions, and prearranged group tours, and private functions.

GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION’s properties offer unique and affordable locations for your party, wedding, luncheon, dinner or business meeting. The delicately painted sanctuary of this antebellum Gothic Revival church provides a very special setting for weddings, concerts or meetings.
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The delicately painted sanctuary of this antebellum Gothic Revival church provides a very special setting for weddings, concerts or meetings.
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