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Guide: Ian Berke

Stained glass windows that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire are rare. The best examples are in St John’s Presbyterian Church, which was constructed in 1894. Many of the church’s windows from the earlier downtown church were moved into the new church, thus escaping the 1906 fire. The church has 3 major windows and at least 8 secondary windows. All illustrate the styles of stained glass popular in
America from the 1870s through 1900, including the use of opalescent glass. One of the major windows on the north side has just been restored.

We are pleased to present this free walking tour for SFHS members and their guests. The number of participants is limited for each tour, so you must RSVP. Call (415) 537-1105, ext. 0 or email rsvp@sfhistory.org at least 48 hours before the tour, and we will give you the meeting place.