California Historic Landmarks

St. Teresa's Church

Site Information

Wedding guests linger outside the church on a fall afternoon.
site photo
Landmark Number: 820
Location: Bodega Highway, Bodega, Sonoma County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque

Description

Constructed of redwood in 1859 by New England ship's carpenters on land donated by Jasper O'Farrell, the church has served this coastal community continuously for over a century. Father Louis Rossi was appointed pastor on March 8, 1860, and Archbishop Alemany dedicated the curch on June 2, 1861.
from California Historical Landmarks.

The church was also featured in Alfred Hitcock's 1963 file The Birds.

 

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