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Calvary Episcopal Church

 
 
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Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 29, 2022
1. Calvary Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  
Santa Cruz
Calvary Episcopal Church
1864
Oldest Church Building in Santa Cruz

Historical Society

 
Erected by Santa Cruz County Museum of Art & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 36° 58.326′ N, 122° 1.671′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and Lincoln Street, on the left when traveling south on Center Street. The marker is mounted to the northwest corner of the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 532 Center Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Services (a few steps from this marker); ZaSu Pitts House (within shouting distance of this marker); Progressive Baptist Hall & Parsonage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Court (about 300 feet away); Progressive Baptist Church (about 300
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feet away); Cope House (about 400 feet away); The Walti-Schilling Residence (about 400 feet away); Carl E. Lindsay House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Regarding Calvary Episcopal Church. Santa Cruz Historical Building Survey, Volume I, 1976

”Gothic Revival, 1864-65, Joseph Boston

The oldest church building in Santa Cruz. It is in the Gothic Revival style with wooden buttresses and lancet stained glass windows. The interior is especially fine with its white walls, open redwood trusses, and furnishings.”

 
Also see . . .  Calvary Episcopal Church History.
"The first service of the Protestant Episcopal Church was held in Santa Cruz, on Sunday May 11th 1862 by Rev. Dr. Ver Mehr."
(Submitted on August 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Calvary Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 29, 2022
2. Calvary Episcopal Church Marker
Calvary Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 29, 2022
3. Calvary Episcopal Church Marker
Calvary Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 29, 2022
4. Calvary Episcopal Church
Calvary Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 29, 2022
5. Calvary Episcopal Church
Calvary Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Santa Cruz Public Libraries
6. Calvary Episcopal Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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