California Historical Landmarks In Oakland

Landmark # 896 - First Unitarian Church of Oakland

Description: Designed in 1889 by Walter J. Mathews, this solid masonry Romanesque church departed radically from California's traditional Gothic wood frame construction. Noted for its world famous stained glass windows produced by Goodhue of Boston, and for arching redwood spans, the widest at that time west of the Rockies, the church remains a significant cultural and architectural landmark.

Location: 685 14th St at Castro St, Oakland

 

Additional Resources

Web sites related to First Unitarian Church of Oakland are listed below if you would like to do further research.

Building History

http://uuoakland.org/building.html

Photo of church and historical plaque

http://www.sonic.net/~laird/landmarks/counties/800-899/896.html

Additional Photos of Church

http://www.coolspots.com/spots/ala/spot0896.html

 

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