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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Saint John's Episcopal Mission

 
 
Saint John's Episcopal Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Saint John's Episcopal Mission Marker
Inscription.
People living in small towns built churches to provide services within walking distance from their homes.

Saint Johnís Episcopal Mission opened to parishioners in Rosedale in 1892. In the early days, a pastor from Saint Paulís Episcopal Church in Bakersfield rode on horseback to conduct services in this rural church. Eventually, the automobile made the trip to Bakersfield more practical, and in 1920 the church closed.

The original clear glass windows in the church were removed when the building was converted to a residence. Saint James Cathedral in Fresno donated these stained glass windows after the church was moved to the museum.

This church was moved in 1950 when a project to widen Rosedale Highway threatened to demolish the structure. Donations from the citizens of Kern County enabled the museum to purchase the church from Paul Weller and relocate the building to the museum grounds.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.572′ N, 119° 1.317′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the Chapel Green section of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker
Saint John's Episcopal Mission Church Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Saint John's Episcopal Mission Church Building and Marker
is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norris School (a few steps from this marker); Havilah Courier (a few steps from this marker); Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Cook Wagon (a few steps from this marker); Weill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairhaven Pump House (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard End Pumping Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Also see . . .  Kern County Museum - St. John's Episcopal Mission. Kern County Museum website quotes the text of the marker and displays photos. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Saint John's Episcopal Mission, circa 1892

Lower Photo:
Saint John's Episcopal Mission, circa 1915.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
The roof of the church was removed to allow the structure to pass under utility wires while in transit to the museum.

Lower Photo:
Moving the church to the museum in 1950.
Saint John's Episcopal Mission image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. Saint John's Episcopal Mission
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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