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

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 13, 2018
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The First Baptist Church was completed under the supervision of local architect Charles H. Biggar (1882 - 1946) in 1932. The building, designed in the Northern Italian Romanesque architectural style, is described in the National Register of Historic Places as "the finest remaining example of its architectural type, not only in Metropolitan Bakersfield and Kern County, but the entire southern San Joaquin Valley." In 1978 the First Baptist Church was closed at this location; the building was converted to office space and renamed Old Church Plaza.
 
Erected 2015 by Kern County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 35° 22.412′ N, 119° 0.953′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Truxton Street near L Street, on the right when traveling west. The building is located on the corner of Truxten and L Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Truxton Street, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Denise Boose, May 13, 2018
2. First Baptist Church Marker
distance of this marker. Kern County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Haberfelde Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Baker's Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kern County Hall of Records (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Thomas Baker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kress Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arlington House (approx. ¼ mile away); F.W. Woolworth Company Store (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
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By Denise Boose, May 13, 2018
3. First Baptist Church Building
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By Denise Boose, May 13, 2018
4. First Baptist Church Marker
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By Denise Boose, May 13, 2018
5. First Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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