Wednesday, January 21, 2009

California Historical Landmark #613

Site of the Congregational Church
California State Historical Landmark #613

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This landmark is located at 915 6th Street, Sacramento, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 34.942 W 121° 29.904.

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Sacramento's first church was built across the street from this site in 1849. It was replaced at this location in 1854, when the original building was destroyed by fire. Services were held here until the 1920's.

The Pioneer Memorial Congregational Church is presently located across the street from Sutter's Fort.

The founder of the First Congregational Church was the Rev. Joseph A. Benton. He began his long career in Sacramento in July 1849. Rev. Benton's interests included education as well as religious activities. He taught at one of the first schools in Sacramento.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip; maybe I'll bike over to this site & Sutter's Fort. I can't wait for Tour of CA prologue… so booking a hotel on Fri night and cycling the course on Sat AM!