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William Ingraham Kip

 
 
William Ingraham Kip Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 8, 2018
1. William Ingraham Kip Marker
Inscription.
On this site
then occupied by
Trinity Episcopal Church
William Ingraham Kip
First Episcopal Bishop of California
began his forty-year episcopate
on
January 29, 1854

 
Erected 1954.
 
Location. 37° 47.517′ N, 122° 24.193′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Pine Street west of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Comfort Women" Column of Strength (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Chamber of Commerce Building (about 400 feet away); William Alexander Leidesdorff (about 500 feet away); “The Orient Building” (about 500 feet away); Chinese-American War Memorial (about 600 feet away); California Theatre (about 600 feet away); Dr. Sun Yat Sen (about 600 feet away); Site of First California State Fair (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Ingraham Kip (Wikipedia). "William Ingraham
William Ingraham Kip Marker - Wide View, looking west along Pine Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 8, 2018
2. William Ingraham Kip Marker - Wide View, looking west along Pine Street
Note that although the address 555 California is visible just beyond the marker, the marker itself is on Pine Street.
Kip (October 3, 1811 – April 7, 1893) was an American Protestant Episcopal bishop....In 1853, Kip was chosen to be the missionary bishop to California. He was the 59th bishop in the ECUSA, and was consecrated by Bishops Jackson Kemper, Alfred Lee, and William Jones Boone. He arrived in California after a journey by steamship and transit of the Panamanian isthmus, which in those days could be a dangerous journey. Kip's brother, Leonard, had already moved to California during the Gold Rush, but returned to New York by the time Kip arrived in San Francisco. On arriving in San Francisco, Kip had only two congregations under his charge, but the Episcopal population soon began to grow as immigrants from the East streamed into California. When California became a diocese in its own right in 1856, Kip was elected as its first bishop. He continued to serve as Bishop of California until his death in 1893...." (Submitted on March 27, 2018.) 

2. Kip, William Ingraham (An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church). "(Oct. 3, 1811-Apr. 7, 1893). First Bishop of California. Born in New York City, Kip began his education at Rutgers and received his B.A. from Yale in 1831.... On Oct. 28, 1853, Kip was consecrated Missionary Bishop of California. After California became a diocese, he was elected Bishop of California on Feb. 5,
William Ingraham Kip Marker - Wide View, looking east along Pine Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 8, 2018
3. William Ingraham Kip Marker - Wide View, looking east along Pine Street
1877. He served as bishop until his death.... Kip died in San Francisco." (Submitted on March 27, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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