St. James the Apostle

St. James the Apostle (HMYG4)

Location: Las Vegas, NV 89106 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 10.81', W 115° 9.114'

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Catholic Church 1940

St James has been a vital force in meeting the needs of this underserved, segregated but expanding community.

The second Catholic Church in Las Vegas, St. James opened in 1940 in a small concrete building at H and Morgan streets (pictured left). Originally most parishioners were Latino, but by the mid- 1960's, the parish became largely black. Through the 1960's and 1970's, this church was served by a social activist clergy who helped the community grapple with the social problems of the day.

The church building expanded in 1944 with a parish hall and kitchen made from two section gang houses donated by the Union Pacific RR. Three more additions were made through 1952, while at the same time St. James helped to establish both St. Viator and Our Lady of Las Vegas parishes. St. James outgrew its home by the 1990s, and the Diocese sold the property to the Deliverance churches of Fellowship International. St. James moved to its new home on Martin Luther King at Lake Mead Boulevard. It remains a vibrant, lively church that celebrates it black identity and is renowned for its fine gospel choir.
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 666193 N 4005514
Decimal Degrees36.18016667, -115.15190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.81', W 115° 9.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 48.60" N, 115° 9' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 817-819 H St, Las Vegas NV 89106, US
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