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

First Catholic Church

 
 
First Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 4, 2016
1. First Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. Near this site in 1852 was erected the first Catholic Church in Downieville, with Father Dalton in charge. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1858 and replaced by the present structure the same year.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission. Base provided by Naomi Parlor No. 36 Native Daughters and Downieville Parlor No. 92, Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.68′ N, 120° 49.693′ W. Marker is in Downieville, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Sunnyside Drive, on the right. Touch for map. While not exactly a crossroad, the church is at that point where Church Street becomes Sunnyside Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 Sunnyside Drive, Downieville CA 95936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mackerman & Company Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Charles Hotel (about 300 feet away); Downieville (about 300 feet away); Downieville Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Hirshfeldter Building
First Catholic Church Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 4, 2016
2. First Catholic Church Monument
The church is directly behind the camera.
(about 400 feet away); The Shooting of Thaddeus Purdy (about 400 feet away); Arrastra (about 400 feet away); Downieville Museum (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downieville.
 
More about this marker. If you are standing in front of, and facing, the church, the marker is behind you, across the street and in the corner of a parking area, under a tree.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 4, 2016
3. First Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.   3. submitted on July 10, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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