Lincoln in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
McTyeire Memorial Church
The Lincoln Methodist Episcopal Church South was organized in February 1889 with 22 members. Ground was broken for the church building in June of 1890 on land donated by the Heryford family. The cornerstone was laid September 9, 1890 - 92 members by that date.
The church building was dedicated June 21, 1891. The origin of the unique stained glass windows is unknown; they were paid for by Peter Ahart. The original trustees were Charles Beermann, John Howard, Verne Burdick, William Dipple, and Peter Ahart. In its first 80 years this church had 48 pastors.
The original elaborate steeple, blown down twice by heavy winds, was reduced in height by half in the early 1900's.
Marker provided by Silver Star Parlor #63 Native Sons of the Golden West and Placer Parlor #138 Native Daughters of the Golden West Lincoln, California, September 9, 2000
Erected 2000 by Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 53.591′ N, 121° 17.706′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln CA 95648, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emmada Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butterfield/Jansen Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fleming Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); I O O F Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Hoppert Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beerman Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Clay Pipe Plant in the West (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
More about this marker. Marker is on the brick wall to the right of the front steps.
Regarding McTyeire Memorial Church. This church is now the oldest church in Lincoln. It was constructed in the gothic revival style and is known for its unique historical stained glass windows surrounding the sanctuary interior. The windows display colorful symbolism and inscriptions dedicated to pioneer ministers, circuit riders, and others who contributed to the pioneer days of the Methodist Church in California. There are 37 stained glass windows in the main building.
The panels frequently report their dying words - a common Victorian tradition. Some record interesting deaths such as, Solomon Davies who was "killed by a locomotive"; George Wood who "died in his buggy on the way of duty"; and Philip Tuggle who "went from San Francisco to Heaven in 1886."
Also see . . . Feats of Clay magazine has a great Walking Tour. El Dorado Hills Telegraph's (5/21/08) walking tour of various historic spots in Lincoln, including the McTyeire Memorial Church. (Submitted on March 12, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 13, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.