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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Paul's Mission Chapel

1604 Locust St.

 

—1889 —

 
St. Paul's Mission Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. St. Paul's Mission Chapel Marker
Inscription. Local Episcopalians built St. Paul's Chapel on this lot in 1889. In 1950, St. Paul's built a new church up the hill. Wanting to save the treasured chapel, church members "trundled" the sturdy redwood building to the new church site, where it still stands.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 181.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.039′ N, 122° 3.759′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Locust Street near Civic Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1602 Locust Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagstrom's Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kitty Milk Bar (about 300 feet away); El Rey Theatre (about 300 feet away); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot
St. Paul's Mission Chapel Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. St. Paul's Mission Chapel Marker (detail)
This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
(about 400 feet away); Walnut Growers; Processing Plant (about 400 feet away); Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Also see . . .  St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Walnut Creek, California) - Wikipedia. Holding church services in the school house or in the town hall, the founding families of St. Paul’s discussed the next step of building a church. A convenient Walnut Creek location was found on School Street (now Locust Street) and the price was right. On December 19, 1887 a gold coin in the amount of $175 was exchanged for a deed for the land on School Street. (Submitted on April 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. Paul's Mission Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. St. Paul's Mission Chapel Marker
St. Paul's Chapel today image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
4. St. Paul's Chapel today
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 136 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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