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San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Presbyterian Church

 
 
Presbyterian Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 6, 2008
1. Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Built in 1905 using granite rock from Bishops Peak. Second peak in San Luis Obispo County's row of majestic mountains ending with beautiful Morro Rock. This local rock can be seen in several structures along the Path of History. Historic Plaque No. XI Placed by the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society.
 
Erected by San Luis Obispo County Historical Society. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 35° 16.781′ N, 120° 39.644′ W. Marker is in San Luis Obispo, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is at the intersection of Morro Street and Marsh Street, on the right on Morro Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 981 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo CA 93401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. P. Andrews Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First County Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Luis Obispo Sesquicentennial
The First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo (constructed 1905) Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 6, 2008
2. The First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo (constructed 1905)
Designed by architect Thomas Fitzhugh of Los Angeles, and built by contractor John Darling. Total cost was almost $6,800. The stone work was completed in 160 days. The church was completed and dedicated in December 1905.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); “Love” and “Double Joy” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Ah Louis Store (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in San Luis Obispo.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on Morro Street, although the church has a Marsh Street address.
 
Regarding Presbyterian Church. The First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo was founded in 1875. The first church constructed on this site lasted only a few years. The second church on the site was constructed in 1884 of redwood and held 200 persons. In 1904 this building was moved to the lot next door and used for another 20 years. Where the redwood church had stood, one of locally-quarried granite one was constructed instead, completed in December 1905.
 
Also see . . .
1. our history. The First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo's history of their congregation and church. (Submitted on February 25, 2009.) 

2. First Presbyterian Church. Joy Fisher's RootsWeb history of the First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo. (Submitted on February 25, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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