Site of the First African American Episcopal Church Established on the Pacific Coast
California State Historic Landmark 1013
#1013 Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast
This is the site of the first church building associated with an African American
religious congregation on the Pacific coast. The church was the Methodist Church of Colored People
of Sacramento City, formally organized in 1850. In 1851 the congregation was admitted into the
African Methodist Episcopal Church, becoming the first African Methodist Episcopal Church on the
Pacific coast. First known as Bethel, the name was later changed to St.Andrews. The original 1850
wooden church building was the site of the first statewide convention of the California Colored
Citizens which met November 20-22, 1855.
Nothing remains of this site.
715 7th St, Sacramento.
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