AKA: Bridgeport Presbyterian Church, Bridgeport, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - restaurants; built works - commercial buildings - stores; built works - dwellings - houses; built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

Bridgeport, CA

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Wedertz, a German immigrant fled enlistment in the German army, stowing away and landing in New Orleans, LA, c. 1879. He married and moved to San Francisco, CA, and then to the gold-mining town of Aurora, CA. He finally settled in Bridgeport, CA, opening a combination store and restaurant in his own residence c. 1885.

The house was remodeled to accommodate Methodist and Presbyterian congregations. Gothic Revival windows and a front door were added. A tower containing the main entry was built on one corner of the gable-roofed house and its body turned into a church nave.

PCAD id: 11356