Pescadero in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Methodist Episcopal Church of Pescadero
The first church services were held on March 1, 1890 and ceased after 1906. The building substituted briefly for the local school damaged by the 1906 earthquake. In 1915, the abandoned church was considered a "white elephant" and the church agreed to sell it.
The building functioned only briefly in its intended religious purpose, but during its life span functioned as a community center, a Japanese cultural school and a fraternal hall.
In 1920, the Pescadero Social Center Corporation converted the church into a social center, eventually becoming a Japanese language and cultural school in 1928. Subsequently the Native Sons of the Golden West, Pebble Beach Parlor, and the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Año Nuevo Parlor purchased the building with the Año Nuevo Parlor surrendering their charter and interest in the building in 1998.
Today through the cooperative efforts
Erected 2009 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Historic Landmarks Committee. (Marker Number 2008-12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 37° 15.06′ N, 122° 22.962′ W. Marker is in Pescadero, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Stage Road near Pescadero Creek Rosd, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Stage Road, Pescadero CA 94060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duarte's Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Methodist Episcopal Church of Pescadero (about 400 feet away); First Congregational Church of Pescadero (approx. ¼ mile away); Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); Savage Seas (approx. 4.8 miles away); A Bright Beacon (approx. 4.8 miles away); Light Up the FuturePigeon Point Lighthouse (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pescadero.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.