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Vallejo in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Peter's Chapel

 
 
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By James King, November 13, 2014
1. St. Peter's Chapel Marker
Inscription.  
City Landmark No. 10
Dedicated on October 13, 1988

This chapel is the oldest naval chapel in the Pacific and the first interdenominational chapel in the service. Originally dedicated on October 13, 1901, this shingle style chapel was designed by Albert Sutton through the efforts of Chaplain Adam A. McAlister and U.S. Senator George C. Perkins. The chapel contains sixteen stained glass windows created by Tiffany studios.
 
Erected 1988. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1800.
 
Location. 38° 5.66′ N, 122° 16.214′ W. Marker is in Vallejo, California, in Solano County. Marker is on Walnut Avenue, on the left. Take Azuar Drive south to, and around, the traffic circle to Walnut Avenue. Chapel Park and the chapel are on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1181 Walnut Avenue, Vallejo CA 94592, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. German Marder and Torpedo (approx. ¼ mile away); Fourth Marine Division Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); H.B.M. Centurian Anchor
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By James King, November 13, 2014
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(approx. ¼ mile away); 24 Pounder from the USS Independence (approx. ¼ mile away); USS Hartford 10 Inch Dahlgren Smooth Bore Cannon (approx. ¼ mile away); A Large Carved Eagle (Wood) (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Wireless Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vallejo As State Capital (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallejo.
 
More about this marker. The marker is to the right of the front entrance.
 
Regarding St. Peter's Chapel. The large memorial triptych on the front wall was "...erected by the citizens of San Francisco, friends of these heroes and the Native Sons of the Golden West". The memorial is to "Rear Admiral John Drake Sloat who took possession of California with a naval force July 7, 1846", to "David Glasgow Farragut, first commandant of the Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1854-58" and to "Commodore Robert Field Stockton who completed the conquest of California with naval and land forces 1846-47".
 
Also see . . .  Mare Island Museum - St. Peter's Chapel. "Built in 1901 under the guidance of Chaplain McAlister, it’s the oldest naval chapel in the United States. A classic example of Victorian Gothic architecture with
St. Peter's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 13, 2014
3. St. Peter's Chapel
Note the air-raid siren on the roof.
its tidy brown shingle, cream-colored trim, steep pitched roof and a soaring octagonal spire, it has charm and history inside and out..."
(Submitted on November 15, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
St. Peter's Chapel interior image. Click for full size.
By Mare Island Museum, Unknown
4. St. Peter's Chapel interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.   4. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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