AKA: First Presbyterian Church #2, Downtown, Chico, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Fletcher and Cole, Architects (firm); Cole (architect); J. W. Fletcher (architect)

Dates: constructed 1909

1 story

208 West 1st Street
Chico, CA 95928

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The architectural firm of Fletcher and Cole produced this Gothic Revival design done in red brick. An arsonist burned the 1st Presbyterian Church #2 on February 13/1931, requiring its rebuilding which was done by the Sacramento architectural firm, Dean and Satterlee, in 1932. A City of Chico Historic Resource Inventory stated of the fire: "On February 13, 1931, an arsonist set fire to the church. The "Memorial Window" was saved, but the church itself was gutted. Dean and Satterlee of Sacramento were chosen to rebuild the church to the previous design. Exterior walls remained and the present church was rebuilt within them. A tile roof rather than shingles and a lower-pitched gable for the crossing are among the few changes. The Sunday School Building attached to the church was rebuilt with a less steeply pitched room." (See Historic Resource Inventory Chico, CA, West Numbered Streets,Accessed 03/18/2013.)

Butte County Assessor Number: 003-200-007

PCAD id: 18417