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

First Presbyterian Church of Danville, 1875

 
 
First Presbyterian Church of Danville, 1875 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
1. First Presbyterian Church of Danville, 1875 Marker
Inscription.  
“The Handsomest Church in the County"

The original building on this site was presided by Reverend R.S. Symington who was the first minister. The popular church served the community from 1875 until 1932 when it burned to the ground. It was rebuilt during the Great Depression for $4,500, then served as a church, youth center and later a school. The Town purchased and restored the building in 1989 where it now serves as the Town Meeting Hall.

 
Erected 2017 by Danville Heritage Resource Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 37° 49.288′ N, 121° 59.875′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Front Street, Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Danville Grammar School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cohen-Vecki House (about 300 feet away,

First Presbyterian Church of Danville and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
2. First Presbyterian Church of Danville and Marker
measured in a direct line); Eddy House (about 300 feet away); Joe Foster House (about 400 feet away); Cabral/Foster House (about 400 feet away); Cabral House (about 400 feet away); Eugene O'Neill: O'Neill in Danville (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
More about this marker. This property is Danville Heritage Resource No. 7.
 
First Presbyterian Church of Danville and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
3. First Presbyterian Church of Danville and Marker
Nearby memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
4. Nearby memorial plaque
On the adjacent property is a tree, planted in 1876, with a memorial plaque for the church's first pastor, the Rev. R.S. Symington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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