St. Augustine's Episcopal Church

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church (HMXWG)

Location: Oakland, CA 94609 Alameda County
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N 37° 49.088', W 122° 16.057'

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Oakland Landmark Number 29

St. Augustine's, originally Trinity Episcopal Church, is one of the oldest Episcopal church buildings in continual use in the city of Oakland today. It was built on land donated by Reverend John Bakewell, D.D., beginning in 1892 and was consecrated on Easter Sunday in 1893. Dr. Bakewell went on to become the first rector of the church, and his name is commemorated by John Bakewell Memorial Hall. constructed in the rear of the church on 29th Street in 1925 for recreational activities. Designed by William Hamilton of San Francisco, St. Augustine's is a rare and outstanding example of Victorian Carpenter Gothic architecture.

In 1975 Trinity merged with St. Augustine's Episcopal Church which was located nearby at 27th and West Streets. St. Augustine's had been founded in 1910 as an African-American congregation. The combined parishes brought the name of St. Augustine to the church building formerly known as Trinity. More significantly, the merger brought together two congregations that had been worlds apart racially, politically, socially, and culturally. The united congregation continues its active ministry in the community today.

St. Augustines became an Oakland City Landmark on December 4, 1979 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1982.
Placed ByOakland Heritage Alliance
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 564460 N 4185889
Decimal Degrees37.81813333, -122.26761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.088', W 122° 16.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 5.28" N, 122° 16' 3.42" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 525 29th St, Oakland CA 94609, US
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