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Old Cathedral of St. Mary, San Francisco

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  • Next to Chinatown in San Francisco, was built in 1853 just like Catholic Cathedral. Already a few decades later was replaced in the role of Cathedral from another Church. Survived the earthquake of 1906, is a small brick Church along the California St., practically at the intersection with main street in Chinatown. Unfortunately I could not visit the inside because it was closed.
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  • This church has a remarkable history . Having withstood 1906 earthquake & a fire. It stands right in middle of China town & I have walked past many times. This time I took the time to enter. Beautiful...  more »
  • You wish these walls could talk. Simple, enveloping, non exaggerated architecture, economical and pragmatic when it was constructed, for the specific purpose for which it was built. ....I praise thee ...  more »
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  • I LOVE THE OLD ST. MARYS CATHEDRAL. IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. THE NIGHT WHEN IT WAS ON FIREI CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP. IT WILL LIVE ON IN MY HEART FOREVER. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Nice shop with my different crosses for your preference. The gift shop saved my bladder (for free) so many times over the years, I couldn't thank them enough. Dunno if it's still true,but I hope it is. There's a reason I always tell people when you have to go to the bathroom, Jesus saves in Chinatown. (please some make that a title of a movie) Beautiful church,family loved to attend when they were in town. I recommend it.
  • We love Old St Mary's every time we visit SFO. The pastor always delivers an inspirational sermon which leaves us with food for thought. And the choir sings beautifully.
  • Lovely building in the middle of Chinatown! I was amazed with its architecture as I was with its history. It's so interesting how buildings can also be witness of what a city has been through. It used to be the tallest building in the city and survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, only to be gutted a day later by the fires started by the earthquake. The fires were so hot that they melted the church bells and marble altar! It served as a shelter during the WWII, so it's really amazing what these walls could say if they were able to speak!
  • Very beautiful cathedral with a unique Chinese Holy Family Statue. A lovely spot for quiet meditation.