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First Presbyterian Church

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 13, 2012
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Organization of the First Presbyterian Church of Alameda began in 1864. By 1865, the church had 12 charter members. Traveling ministers delivered Sunday sermons until 1867 when Reverend Nash was installed as the first pastor.
The first sanctuary was erected at what is currently known as Central and Versailles Avenues. The sanctuary was dedicated on March 8, 1869. The final service held there was in late August 1903.
The first sanctuary building was dismantled, and the wood was used as the framing for the new sanctuary located here. Congregation members Henry H. Myers designed the new sanctuary building which was built in the winter of 1903-1904 under the direction of A.J. Bugner. The sanctuary for this church was dedicated Easter Sunday, April 3, 1904.
 
Erected 2004 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Halcyon-Alameda Parlor No. 47.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 46.186′ N, 122° 15.097′ W. Marker is in Alameda, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Santa Clara Avenue and Chestnut Street on Santa Clara Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda CA 94501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 13, 2012
2. First Presbyterian Church Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meyers House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Alameda High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alameda Lodge No. 1015 (approx. half a mile away); Alameda City Hall, 1895-96 (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Alameda City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Alameda’s First Church (approx. half a mile away); 1890 Seawall (approx. half a mile away); Union Point (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alameda.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 13, 2012
3. First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 13, 2012
4. First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 13, 2012
5. First Presbyterian Church
<i>First Presbyterian Church, Alameda, California.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, circa 1915
6. First Presbyterian Church, Alameda, California.
 
 
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