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

Mendocino Presbyterian Church

 
 
Mendocino Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
1. Mendocino Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  This is one of the oldest Protestant churches in continuous use in California. Organized as the Presbyterian Church on November 6, 1859, the building, constructed of redwood, was dedicated on July 5, 1868.
 
Erected 1959 by California State Park Commission, in cooperation with the Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 714.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionLandmarksNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1862.
 
Location. 39° 18.392′ N, 123° 47.83′ W. Marker is in Mendocino, California, in Mendocino County. Marker is on Ukiah Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 955 Ukiah Street, Mendocino CA 95460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mendocino Masonic Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ford House (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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Temple Kwan Tai (approx. ¼ mile away); Point Cabrillo Light Station (approx. 3.1 miles away); History Pivots on a Rock (approx. 3½ miles away); The Parrish Family Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Captain Fletcher and the Navarro Inn (approx. 8.1 miles away); Runway! (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mendocino.
 
Regarding Mendocino Presbyterian Church. This site is a California Registered Landmark (No. 714).

Mendocino Presbyterian Church, was built of local redwood for a cost of $10,000. It was dedicated on July 5, 1868, with a sermon preached by the Reverend Dr. Laurentine Hamilton, pastor of the "First Presbyterian Church of Oakland". Architects S.C. Bugbee & Son of San Francisco designed the English Gothic edifice, that faced the ocean on the old Coast Road coming up from the river flats, called Pacific Street at one time.

The manse was built in 1909, extensively modernized and restored in 1966, and later in 1987 so that it is a repository of many choice momentos of early Mendocino, attractively renewed in authentic manner. It is not
Mendocino Presbyterian Church Marker with Back of Church in Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
2. Mendocino Presbyterian Church Marker with Back of Church in Background
now used as a manse but serves as administrative offices, additional classrooms and meeting rooms.
 
Mendocino Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
3. Mendocino Presbyterian Church
Vintage Postcard-Mendocino Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Ca. - Nor-Cal Supply Co. Clearlake Oaks,Ca, October 2, 2008
4. Vintage Postcard-Mendocino Presbyterian Church
One of the oldest Protestant Churches in California. Built of Native Redwood and in continuous use since 1868. Congregation organized in 1859. California Historical Landmark #714
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,928 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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