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St. Elizabeth Portuguese National Church

 
 
St. Elizabeth Portugese National Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2013
1. St. Elizabeth Portugese National Church Marker
Inscription.
Established 1909, Dedicated 1913
Designated Point of Historical Interest
February 18, 19883
Calif. Dept. of Parks & Recreation
(Reg. Sac - 006)
Oldest Portugese National Church
West of New England
Plaque by Portuguese Historical & Cultural Society
March 2003

 
Erected 2003 by Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society.
 
Location. 38° 34.19′ N, 121° 29.693′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street and S Street on 12th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1817 12th Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fremont Cash Grocery (approx. mile away); Rededication of El Centro Mexicano Plaque (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elbridge L. Hawk (approx. half a mile away); Jean A. Bell Kellogg (approx. half a mile away); Kenneth L. Maddy (approx. half a mile away); California Firefighters Memorial (approx. half a mile away); USS California Bell Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Bell Replica (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
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St. Elizabeth Portugese National Church and Marker - Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2013
2. St. Elizabeth Portugese National Church and Marker - Looking North
The marker is visible here mounted to the wall of the church just to the left to the top of the stairway.
 St. Elizabeth Parish has longtime connection to Sacramento Portuguese. "...Today, St. Elizabeth Portuguese National Church is recognized as the oldest Portuguese national church west of New England....The designation of a Portuguese national church is rare, as altogether there are only three of these churches throughout the United States. ..The Catholic Church infrequently grants this designation for churches in certain areas with large ethnic populations. ...A centennial for the parish, which included a Mass with Bishop Jaime Soto and a candlelight procession, dinner and dancing at the Portuguese Hall in the Pocket area, was held on October 10 and 11, 2009...." (Submitted on December 28, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
St. Elizabeth Portugese National Church and Marker - Looking East image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2013
3. St. Elizabeth Portugese National Church and Marker - Looking East
The church was designed by San Francisco architects Frank Shea and Joseph Lofquist, and was built to resemble the the 15th century Igreja de So Joo Baptista (Church of St. John the Baptist) in the Azores. It was one of the earliest reinforced concrete buildings in Sacramento.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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