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St. Mary's Catholic Church

155 Market St., Memphis, TN , USA
Telephone: (901) 522-9420

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 5.6772", -90° 2' 52.512828"
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Parish founded in 1852 by German Catholics desiring ministry in their native tongue. Cornerstone laid 30 September 1864 at this site while Union soldiers fired a salute. Second oldest Catholic Church in Memphis. Designed by noted architect James B. Cook (1826-1909) F.A.I.A., dedicated 30 October 1870. Third Order of Franciscans O.F.M. headquarters established here 1870; monastery added 1871. Lourdes Shrine, built 1875 and blessed 1895 by Pope Leo XIII, only Catholic Grotto in Tennessee. Entered 7 August 1974 in National Register of Historic Places of National Park Service.
St. Mary's Catholic Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 07, 1974.
Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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