Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Hollwedel, Henry C., Architect (firm); Parr, John, Building Contractor (firm); Winslow, Carleton Monroe, Sr., Architect (firm); Henry C. Hollwedel ; John Parr (building contractor); Carleton Monroe Winslow Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1887

1227 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1303

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Reverend John Henry Wingfield of Northern California laid the cornerstone for this church on 06/10/1887; the first service was held on 08/28/1887. This church was a rarity in Southern California, a nineteenth-century, "Carpenter Gothic" church surviving in a dense urban area into the 1960s.

The church was first enlarged in 1902; space had to be created for the addition of a large organ in 1909. The Santa Monica architect, Henry C. Hollwedel enlarged the church again in 1911-1912. Carleton Monroe Winslow added the Chapel of Saint Ambrose to this church in 1941. John Parr was the master builder responsible for the construction of the Chapel.

The 1887 church was destroyed in an arson fire, 03/09/1966.

PCAD id: 7887