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Westminster Presbyterian Church

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
Westminster Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
1. Westminster Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  
Has Been Placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected by Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA. (Marker Number 373.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites ⛪ series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.473′ N, 121° 29.454′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of N Street (Lincoln Highway) and 13th Street, on the left when traveling west on N Street (Lincoln Highway). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 N Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Elbridge L. Hawk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); California Firefighters Memorial
Westminster Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
2. Westminster Presbyterian Church Marker
NRHP plaque is located on the right side of the north entrance to the church (along N Street).
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(about 400 feet away); Gravel Pit Parking Lot (about 400 feet away); Acorns, Oaks, and the Native Peoples (about 500 feet away); Jean A. Bell Kellogg (about 500 feet away); Liberty Bell Replica (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on the right side of the north entrance to the church.
 
Regarding Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Presbyterian Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. This church is also one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).

The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:

The Westminster Presbyterian Church was organized in 1856. The sanctuary, built in 1927, is noted for its architecture, a blend of a European and California mission styles. The whitewashed walls and high, rectangular windows have a Byzantine flavor, and the dome is modeled after Saint Sophia in Istanbul. Perhaps most notable, however, are
Westminster Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
3. Westminster Presbyterian Church
the two circular memorial windows created by the Philadelphia studio of Henry Lee Willett in 1957. The west window, made of seven panels, portrays the life of Jesus Christ. The east window portrays the history of the Presbyterian Church beginning with the Garden of Eden and ending with Sheldon Jackson’s mission work in the American West, and the organization of the Presbyterian Church in Sacramento.

 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places datasheet. Historical information for this church. (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 

2. Westminster Presbyterian Church website and history. (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
3. Presbyterian Historic Sites Registry. Explore the Presbyterian Historic Sites Registry with an online interactive map listing all 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites. (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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