St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral
An Earthquake Survivor
660 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 415 288 3800
Fax: +1 415 288 3838
Located near Chinatown and Nob Hill, this San Francisco landmark was the first Archdiocese in the city, a distinction it held until 1891, when a new cathedral was constructed. Since its construction in 1854, it has been witness to the boom times after Sutter's mill and the '49ers, the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, the World Wars, and the development of San Francisco's economy and society to where it is today. Despite being relatively unscathed by the 1906 earthquake, the raging fires that burned through the city tore through the insides of Old St. Mary's. The church was rebuilt and today, it is a treasured piece of history, well worth admiring. An unforgettable phrase under the clock tower advises parishioners, "Sons Observe the Time and Fly From Evil."
Nearest Train or Bus:
MUNI BUS: 1, 15, 30; California Street Cable Car; BART: Montgomery Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: There is some metered street parking available. There are also parking garages located at Sutter and Stockton, Kearny and California, Kearny and Clay, and Sacramento between Kearny and Grant.
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