Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 157: Westminster Presbyterian Church on N Street

One of my common morning bike commute routes includes the block of 13th Street between N & O Streets, which leads me right past the Westminster Presbyterian Church on the corner of 13th & N Streets, across from the Park Place Senior Apartments.

The church was dedicated in 1927, as evidenced by the inscription on this historic drawing (difficult to read in this small format, I know):

Another older postcard shows a fuller view of the church in the late 1930s:

Although the neighboring buildings to the left of the church in the image above have changed over the years, the structure and decor of the church itself remains the same:

The middle image above shows 13th Street with a cyclist at the far right and gives a sense of the bike route next to the church.

I've never been inside the church, although I've considered attending some of their musical concerts, but this photo of the interior is quite impressive:

I do rather like this inclusive vision expressed on the church web site: Westminster is deliberately diverse and fully inclusive.  I also know that the church members and staff are very involved in outreach and advocacy to their urban community, so if Mr. E and I ever feel to need to explore some faith gathering options in Sacto, this might be a place to try.


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