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Grace Episcopal Church


  • Address: 1115 36th St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1893/05/12 Henry Rosenberg Benefactor Henry Rosenberg dies at Galveston. He is buried in Ludon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland. Rosenberg bequeathed $30,000 for a new church building, replacing the small frame building.
1894/00/00 Nicholas J Clayton Architect The cornerstone is laid for a Grace Episcopal's new church building. Constructed of Leon limestone by contractor Thomas Darragh, the sanctuary cost $35,000, not including the furnishings.
1895/00/00 Silas McBee Architect Mollie Rosenberg donates $10,000 to furnish the interior of Grace Episcopal Church. She commissions Silas McBee of New York to install a hand-carved solid oak altar and reredos from Switzerland, her husband's native country.
1895/00/00 Mollie Ragan Macgill Rosenberg Benefactor Mollie Rosenberg donates $10,000 to furnish the interior of Grace Episcopal Church. She commissions Silas McBee of New York to install a hand-carved solid oak altar and reredos from Switzerland, her husband's native country.
1900/09/09 Many take refuge in Grace Church during Galveston's hurricane. Grace withstands the storm, but the original wooden church, which had been moved behind the stone church, is washed away. Diocesan Council reports in 1901 that Grace lost 93 of its members. Great Galveston Hurricane
1907/00/00 Through a system of hand-turned jacks, Grace church is raised 4.5 feet at the cost of $7000 to the parish. Not one stone of the building was cracked in the process. Great Galveston Hurricane

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Particulars for Grace Episcopal Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Historic Use Religious Property



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 75001980
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Clayton,Nicholas J. and McBee,Silas; Darragh,Thomas
Architectural Style: Gothic
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1894, 1895
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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