AKA: Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew #2, San Mateo, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Polk, Willis, and Company (firm); Willis Jefferson Polk (architect)

Dates: constructed 1910

El Camino Real and Baldwin Avenue
Central San Mateo, San Mateo, CA 94401

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Southeast corner of El Camino Real and Baldwin Avenue

The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew #2 in San Mateo, CA, was consecrated on 05/15/1910 by Bishop William Ford Nichols, assisted by local pastor, Rev. N.B.W. Gallwey. According to the San Francisco Call of 05/13/1910: "The elaborate altar, pews, choir stalls and chandeliers have just been put in place. The stained glass windows, which are all memorials, will be installed later. The cost of the completed building is estimated at $100,000. The parish was organized by George H. Howard, Alvinza Hayward, W.C. Ralston, Edward Taylor, C.B. Polhemus, Quincy Tilton and several others October 3, 1865. The cornerstone for the [old] church, which was on the same site as the new edifice, was laid October 15, 1865, and the consecration took place the following May." (See "Parish Missions Will Participate," San Francisco Call, 05/13/1910, p. 11.)

This second church occupied the site of the first Saint Matthew's, destroyed in the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a congregation organized in 1864.

PCAD id: 19153