May 24, 2014

old St. Hilary's -- Tiburon


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photo by Donald Kinney

The small town of Tiburon was important because it served as the northern rail-head on San Francisco Bay. A busy place in the late 1800's when it was a barge terminal for freight--mostly timber--needing to make that last leg across the Bay.



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photo by Donald Kinney

The heirs of John Reed—who held title to El Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio, the Mexican land grant that included the Tiburon Peninsula—deeded the hillside site to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, which built the church as a place of worship for local railroad workers.



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photo by Donald Kinney

A large crop of Volunteer Oats in the process of going to seed greeted my arrival. Built in 1888, this is one of the few California examples of Carpenter’s Gothic style to survive in its original condition and setting. The land below the church is protected as a wildflower preserve.


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3 comments:

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I showed restraint and withheld my praise for your header shot of yesterday. Well done. I like it.

AphotoAday said...

You know, I had the most difficult time determining which I should use as my header -- the oats or the anchor. Glad you like it.

Namastenancy said...

I just gasped when I saw your header - breathtakingly beautiful.

 
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