Saint John's Episcopal Mission

Saint John's Episcopal Mission (HMGWK)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.572', W 119° 1.317'

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People living in small towns built churches to provide services within walking distance from their homes.

Saint John's Episcopal Mission opened to parishioners in Rosedale in 1892. In the early days, a pastor from Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Bakersfield rode on horseback to conduct services in this rural church. Eventually, the automobile made the trip to Bakersfield more practical, and in 1920 the church closed.

The original clear glass windows in the church were removed when the building was converted to a residence. Saint James Cathedral in Fresno donated these stained glass windows after the church was moved to the museum.

This church was moved in 1950 when a project to widen Rosedale Highway threatened to demolish the structure. Donations from the citizens of Kern County enabled the museum to purchase the church from Paul Weller and relocate the building to the museum grounds.
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316367 N 3918488
Decimal Degrees35.39286667, -119.02195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.572', W 119° 1.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 34.32" N, 119° 1' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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