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First Services

 
 
First Services Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 29, 2022
1. First Services Marker
Inscription.  
First Services Held in this Church
A.D. June 29, 1864
In acknowledgement of the contribution to the cultural heritage of California represented by this building the California Heritage Council presents this Award of Recognition
1971
Calvary Episcopal Church of Santa Cruz

 
Erected 1971 by California Heritage Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1864.
 
Location. 36° 58.32′ N, 122° 1.672′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Center Street, on the right when traveling north. The plaque is mounted to a metal pole at the southwest 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. Calvary Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); Progressive Baptist Hall & Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); ZaSu Pitts House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Court
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Progressive Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); Cope House (about 300 feet away); The Walti-Schilling Residence (about 400 feet away); German-Methodist Parsonage (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Also see . . .  Calvary Episcopal Church History. The church history webpage has a timeline that says the cornerstone was laid on June 29, 1864, but the first service was not held until January 8, 1865.
"Handwritten account of Calvary’s history, written by Eliza Boston in 1900, annotated in the Parish Register 1903 and here transcribed by Carol Walker, parish archivist, September 2014"
(Submitted on August 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
First Services Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 29, 2022
2. First Services Marker
The marker is next to the door on the right, behind the hedge.
Calvary Episcapol Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 29, 2022
3. Calvary Episcapol Church
Calvary Episcapol Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Santa Cruz Public Libraries
4. Calvary Episcapol Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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