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First United Methodist Church

Founded October 28, 1849

 

—Sacramento’s Third Organized Church —

 
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By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The original building was located on land at the S. E. corner of 7th and L Sts. Donated by Capt. John Sutter. It was known as The Baltimore Chapel. Prefabricated in Baltimore and shipped around The Horn, it became the first house of worship in Sacramento and the Great Valley. A new building; Designated First Methodist Episcopal Church, erected in 1859 on 6th St. between K and L. In 1918 a merger occurred between that church and The Central M.E. Church at 11th and I Sts. which had been organized Dec. 9, 1855. The combined churches, at the 11th St. site adopted name Grace M.E. Church. The present structure, designated again as First Methodist Episcopal Church, was built in 1925. The denomination in 1939 dropped Episcopal from the name and in 1968 added United: Hence, now the First United Methodist Church.

Marker placed October 28, 1989, Our 140th Anniversary
 
Erected 1989.
 
Location. 38° 34.55′ N, 121° 28.716′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 J St, Sacramento CA 95816, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dunn Mansion (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Hundred Years are the Hardest
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
2. First United Methodist Church
Marker is located to the right of the entrance
(approx. 0.2 miles away); California State Indian Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor’s Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sutter's Fort (approx. half a mile away); The Coloma Road (approx. half a mile away); General John A. Sutter (approx. half a mile away); Blue Diamond Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
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First United Methodist Church Stain Glass Windows image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
3. First United Methodist Church Stain Glass Windows
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Bancroft Library
4. First United Methodist Church
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Sacramento, CA, July 11, 1925 Owning Library: California State Library, California History Section
 
 
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