AKA: First Unitarian-Universalist Church, Western Addition, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Percy and Hamilton, Architects (firm); Frederick Foss Hamilton (architect); George Washington Percy (architect)

Dates: constructed 1889

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1187 Franklin Street
Western Addition, San Francisco 94109

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The 1st Unitarian Church #3 stood on the southwest corner of Franklin and Geary Streets.


The San Francisco architectural firm of Percy and Hamilton designed this third place of worship for San Francisco's 1st Unitarian congregation.


The bell tower of the 1st Unitarian Church #3 was replaced after the San Francisco Earthquake of 04/18/1906. This church was one of the very few buildings to withstand the earthquake and ensuing fire that destroyed about 80% of the existing city. According to the 1st Unitarian-Universalist Church's own web site, the building was also "...renovated with seismic, accessibilty and aesthetic improvements in 1968."

San Francisco Historic Landmark: 40

PCAD id: 20741