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Chapel of San Ramon

 
 
Chapel of San Ramon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
1. Chapel of San Ramon Marker
Inscription.  This redwood frame chapel, erected in 1875 by Frederick and Ramona Foxen Wickenden for area residents, illustrates the transition between the architecture of the old missions and the frame churches of the later American settlers. It is a unique example of the use of wood to create strong, simple forms that had formerly been executed in adobe.
 
Erected 1975 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Ramon Chapel Preservation Committee and the Santa Barbara County Historical Landmarks Advisory Committe. (Marker Number 877.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 34° 50.87′ N, 120° 14.455′ W. Marker is in Santa Maria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Foxen Canyon Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria CA 93454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Los Alamos General Store (approx. 7˝ miles away); 1880 Union Hotel (approx. 7˝ miles away); The Union Hotel (approx. 7.6 miles away); Santa Maria Cemetery District (approx. 12 miles away); Santa Maria Valley War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); The Santa Maria Inn (approx. 12.9 miles away); Vandenberg Air Force Base 30th Space Wing Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Maria.
 
Chapel of San Ramon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
2. Chapel of San Ramon
The marker is mounted on the large granite rock seen in the far left at the rear of the building.
Chapel of San Ramon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
3. Chapel of San Ramon
San Ramon Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
4. San Ramon Chapel
Chapel of San Ramon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
5. Chapel of San Ramon Marker
San Ramon Chapel
1875
Santa Barbara County
Historical Landmark #1
Foxen Memorial Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, March 12, 2017
6. Foxen Memorial Chapel Marker
This marker, which can be seen in Photograph 2 near the back of the church, was erected by the Native Daughters of the Golden West in 1950.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   6. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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