#0175 Site of First Protestant Church


#0175 Site of First Protestant Church

Site information:

Benicia City Park, K St between 1st and 2nd Sts, Benicia

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Site of the First Protestant Church in California

On this site was organized by the Rev. Sylvester Woodbridge, Jr., on April 15, 1849 the First Presbyterian Church of Benicia. This was the first protestant church established in California with an ordained resident pastor. The church of disbanded in 1875.

Errected by the Historic Landmarks Committee Grand Parlor Native Sons and Benicia Parlor No.89 and Benicia Parlor No.287 Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West.

Registered 3/6/1935