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Boulder Creek in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Grace Episcopal Church Building

 
 
Grace Episcopal Church Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
1. Grace Episcopal Church Building Marker
Inscription. The building stands in the original town of Lorenzo, laid out by sawmill owner Joseph Peery, who included a “no whiskey” clause in each lot’s deed. In 1885 Boulder Creek was chosen for the terminus of the railroad from Felton, and after a fire devastated Lorenzo in 1897. Boulder Creek prevailed. During aggressive clashes over restricting liquor, gambling and prostitution, Peery’s mill was torched, as were the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, hence this building is the oldest surviving building in Boulder Creek. Grace Mission was established in May 1905 and this land was purchased. Arthur Darwall, who conducted services, and his son, are credited with the building construction. Opening services, November 1906, were held by Archdeacon Emery of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. When congregation numbers dwindled, Boulder Creek and Ben Lomond parishes were consolidated and Grace Episcopal closed. The building lay unused for several years until purchased in 1923 by the Christian Science Society. Isaiah Hartman loaned over half of the $1000 required. In 1955 the Society attained church status and the name was officially changed to First Church of Christ Scientist, Boulder Creek and in 1978, the Church was officially dedicated. In 1995, the property was sold to the Boulder Creek Historical Society to house the San Lorenzo Valley
Grace Episcopal Church Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
2. Grace Episcopal Church Building and Marker
Museum’s collections. It opened to the community in 1999. Erected August 20, 2011 (6016 A.S.) San Lorenzo Valley Historical Museum El Viceroy Marques de Braniforte Chapter 1797 Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
 
Erected 2011 by San Lorenzo Valley Historical Museum & E Clampus Vitus, El Viceroy Marquez de Branciforte Chapter 1797.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 7.003′ N, 122° 7.239′ W. Marker is in Boulder Creek, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from State Route 9, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12547 State Route 9, Boulder Creek CA 95006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Lime Kilns (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Cremer House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Felton Covered Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); Big Creek Light and Power Company (approx. 6.2 miles away); The First State Park (approx. 6.7 miles away); Swanton (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mountain Charlie Bear Fight (approx. 7.3 miles away); Scott House (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Grace Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
3. Grace Episcopal Church
1906
Gothic Revival Style
John Morrow, Architect
San Lorenzo
Historical Landmark
The Museum of Art & History
Grace Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
4. Grace Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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