#114 St. Mary's Catholic Church

1245 S. Main St. -- 1884

The first Catholic church in Walnut Creek, St. Mary’s, was dedicated in 1884 on this site on Main Street. The land for the church was donated by pioneer Antonio Botelho. A wooden structure of Gothic design, the church became the center of Catholic life, particularly for the many local families of Portuguese descent. The parish later moved to its current location on Mt. Diablo Boulevard.