San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco Landmark #172: Saint Boniface Church
12 March 2004
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San Francisco Landmark #172
Saint Boniface Church
133 Golden Gate Between Leavenworth and Jones
Built 1902, 1908

St. Boniface Church, run by the Franciscans since 1887, is the oldest German Catholic Church in San Francisco, established in 1860, with antecedents back to 1852.

The church was long a mainstay of San Francisco's large early German community. It is one of the few reminders of that community's former prominence in the downtown.

The present Romanesque Revival building is a reconstruction of the third building in the history of the church, following the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

Adapted from City Planning Commission Resolution 9916 dated January 12, 1984.

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