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

Mendocino Presbyterian Church

 
 
Mendocino Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
1. Mendocino Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. This is one of the oldest Protestant churches in continuous use in California. Organized as the Presbyterian Church on November 6, 1859, the building, constructed of redwood, was dedicated on July 5, 1868.
 
Erected 1959 by California State Park Commission, in cooperation with the Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 714.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.392′ N, 123° 47.83′ W. Marker is in Mendocino, California, in Mendocino County. Marker is on Ukiah Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 955 Ukiah Street, Mendocino CA 95460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mendocino Masonic Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Kwan Tai (approx. 0.2 miles away); History Pivots on a Rock (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Parrish Family Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Whirring Saws Silenced: A Pictorial History of the Mill Site (approx.
Mendocino Presbyterian Church Marker with Back of Church in Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
2. Mendocino Presbyterian Church Marker with Back of Church in Background
9.5 miles away); Fort Bragg (approx. 9.6 miles away); Charles Russell Johnson (approx. 9.6 miles away); Fort Building (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mendocino.
 
Regarding Mendocino Presbyterian Church. This site is a California Registered Landmark (No. 714).

Mendocino Presbyterian Church, was built of local redwood for a cost of $10,000. It was dedicated on July 5, 1868, with a sermon preached by the Reverend Dr. Laurentine Hamilton, pastor of the "First Presbyterian Church of Oakland". Architects S.C. Bugbee & Son of San Francisco designed the English Gothic edifice, that faced the ocean on the old Coast Road coming up from the river flats, called Pacific Street at one time.

The manse was built in 1909, extensively modernized and restored in 1966, and later in 1987 so that it is a repository of many choice momentos of early Mendocino, attractively renewed in authentic manner. It is not now used as a manse but serves as administrative offices, additional classrooms and meeting rooms.
 
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Mendocino Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
3. Mendocino Presbyterian Church
Vintage Postcard-Mendocino Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Ca. - Nor-Cal Supply Co. Clearlake Oaks,Ca, October 2, 2008
4. Vintage Postcard-Mendocino Presbyterian Church
One of the oldest Protestant Churches in California. Built of Native Redwood and in continuous use since 1868. Congregation organized in 1859. California Historical Landmark #714
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,706 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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