San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
William Ingraham Kip
then occupied by
Trinity Episcopal Church
William Ingraham Kip
First Episcopal Bishop of California
began his forty-year episcopate
January 29, 1854
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 37° 47.517′ N, 122° 24.193′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Pine Street west of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Comfort Women" Column of Strength (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Chamber of Commerce Building (about 400 feet away); William Alexander Leidesdorff (about 500 feet away); “The Orient Building” (about 500 feet away); Chinese-American War Memorial (about 600 feet away); California Theatre Dr. Sun Yat Sen (about 600 feet away); Site of First California State Fair (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. William Ingraham Kip (Wikipedia). "William Ingraham Kip (October 3, 1811 – April 7, 1893) was an American Protestant Episcopal bishop....In 1853, Kip was chosen to be the missionary bishop to California. He was the 59th bishop in the ECUSA, and was consecrated by Bishops Jackson Kemper, Alfred Lee, and William Jones Boone. He arrived in California after a journey by steamship and transit of the Panamanian isthmus, which in those days could be a dangerous journey. Kip's brother, Leonard, had already moved to California during the Gold Rush, but returned to New York by the time Kip arrived in San Francisco. On arriving in San Francisco, Kip had only two congregations under his charge, but the Episcopal population soon began to grow as immigrants from the East streamed into California. When California became a diocese in its own right in 1856, Kip was elected as its first bishop. He continued to serve as Bishop of California until his death in 1893...." (Submitted on March 27, 2018.)
2. Kip, William Ingraham (An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church) (Submitted on March 27, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.