Dublin in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old St. Raymondís Church
In Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
September 9, 1967
Erected 1967 by Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society, Old St. Raymondís Restoration Committee.
Location. 37° 42.011′ N, 121° 56.271′ W. Marker is in Dublin, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Donlon Way, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6546 Donlon Way, Dublin CA 94568, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flanagan Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Tehan Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Dobbel Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Murray-Green Homes (within shouting distance of this marker); Norris Family Rod R. Fallon (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Park & Museums (within shouting distance of this marker); Amador Valley Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Dublin.
More about this marker. Marker and Church are located at the Dublin Heritage Center.
1. Old St. Raymond's Church
The church was built in 1859 and dedicated in 1860. It is the oldest extant Catholic Church in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The church was originally a mission church served by a priest who rode out from Oakland on horse back. Also located in this site is the Old Murray Schoolhouse and the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery where many of Dublin's founders are buried.
The first wedding was performed in the church in 1865 and the original belfry was added to the building in 1880. The little church served the Dublin community for many years, and then stood vacant for many more. In 1966, the New St. Raymond's Catholic Church opened on Shannon Avenue. The Oakland Diocese then gave the old church
Since the completion of the current renovation, the church has been made available for community and private use.
— Submitted January 21, 2010.
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