1n 1840, the Galveston City Company deeded a four block tract to the City of Galveston for use as a burial site. The Old Catholic Cemetery, one of seven cemeteries within the Broadway Cemetery, is on one of the original four lots. More than 1,500 people are interred in the cemetery.  Bishop John M. Odin, Texas’ first Catholic bishop, in February 1845 acquired the deed for the cemetery two years before establishment of the Diocese of Galveston.

1n 1840, the Galveston City Company deeded a four block tract to the City of Galveston for use as a burial site. The Old Catholic Cemetery, one of seven cemeteries within the Broadway Cemetery, is on one of the original four lots. More than 1,500 people are interred in the cemetery. Bishop John M. Odin, Texas’ first Catholic bishop, in February 1845 acquired the deed for the cemetery two years before establishment of the Diocese of Galveston.

Exterior: Hotel Orndorff, El Paso TX, 1927. Trost & Trost. Lithograph

Exterior: Hotel Orndorff, El Paso TX, 1927. Trost & Trost. Lithograph

A Beautifully Detailed, Original Lithograph of the Hotel Orndorff (Exterior) in El Paso, Texas, EARLY PHOTOGRAPH. Trost & Trost, Architects and Engineers, From the American Architect and Building News

Galveston, Texas has several famous old cemeteries.  Remember 6,000 people died in the Great Hurricane of 1900.

Galveston, Texas has several famous old cemeteries. Remember 6,000 people died in the Great Hurricane of 1900.

1n 1840, the Galveston City Company deeded a four block tract to the City of Galveston for use as a burial site. The Old Catholic Cemetery, one of seven cemeteries within the Broadway Cemetery, is on one of the original four lots. More than 1,500 people are interred in the cemetery.  Bishop John M. Odin, Texas’ first Catholic bishop, in February 1845 acquired the deed for the cemetery two years before establishment of the Diocese of Galveston.

1n 1840, the Galveston City Company deeded a four block tract to the City of Galveston for use as a burial site. The Old Catholic Cemetery, one of seven cemeteries within the Broadway Cemetery, is on one of the original four lots. More than 1,500 people are interred in the cemetery. Bishop John M. Odin, Texas’ first Catholic bishop, in February 1845 acquired the deed for the cemetery two years before establishment of the Diocese of Galveston.

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