#0896 First Unitarian Church of Oakland


#0896 First Unitarian Church of Oakland

Site information:

685 14th St at Castro St, Oakland


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

First Unitarian Church of Oakland

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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the first Unitarian Church of Oakland, October 30, 1977

Registered 6/16/1976