Monday, April 18, 2011

Old St. Hilary - Tiburon, California

Originally built by the Archdiocese of San Francisco after the there quarter acre plot had been purchased for two dollars to serve the railroad workers, Saint Hilary now stands as a landmark over Tiburon.  Built in 1888, this structure is one of the few remaining original carpenter gothic style churches in the world. 

Getting up to the church site is a bit of a task being the old, winding roads of the hilly peninsula make for a challenge!  I found the view from the church to be spectacular!  One can see the tops of the Golden Gate Bridge, the entire San Francisco skyline, Angel Island and the tiered streets of Tiburon. 

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