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Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Morgan Hill United Methodist Church

 
 
Morgan Hill United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2011
1. Morgan Hill United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1893, seven pioneers who had just arrive in the new township of Morgan Hill built the Methodist Episcopal Church sanctuary on this land, which was donated by the Phillips Land Company. The church constructed with lumber hauled by wagon from San Jose, was Morgan Hillís first place of worship and its first schoolhouse. In 1894, the adjoining parsonage was constructed. Both buildings are examples of the American Gothic form of architecture popular at the time. The embossed tin plate interior of the sanctuary is also representative of the era.

In 1930, the church was moved thirty feet west to its present location to allow for widening of the street. The social hall and kitchen was also added at the time. In 1988, the sanctuary and parsonage were restored as the first project of the City of Morgan Hillís Historic Preservation Program.
 
Location. 37° 7.622′ N, 121° 39.114′ W. Marker is in Morgan Hill, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Monterey Road and 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on Monterey Road. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the building facing Monterey Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17191 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill CA 95037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Morgan Hill United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2011
2. Morgan Hill United Methodist Church
Marker is to the left of the entrance.
are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Page House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Votaw Building (about 800 feet away); Waiting For The Train (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Skeels Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Granary (approx. ľ mile away); [Morgan Hill] Centennial Project (approx. 0.6 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of 21-Mile House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan Hill.
 
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Morgan Hill United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2011
3. Morgan Hill United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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