Wednesday, January 30, 2013

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, 1853

The First Presbyterian Church was the first Christian congregation in Oakland, forming in 1853 in a tent on Oakland's waterfront.  The congregation settled at its current location, at the corner of Broadway and 27th street, and the church was completed in 1914.  The copper clad-spire is 138 feet tall.  Organ pipes that are about 30 feet tall fit inside a white, 65 foot arch at the alter at the front of the church.

This is a magnificent church, I had a chance to visit this past Sunday.

The city of Oakland offers a free, guided walking tour of churches and temples in Oakland.  All 90 minute walking tours in Oakland are from May to October.  I've never gone on one of the walking tours, but this spring and summer I want to go on a few of the walks!


First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
corner of Broadway and 27th Street,
Oakland, CA

Oakland Walking Tours

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