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Classification Churches & Temples
Object ID 2007-03-1147-8
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photo Archives
Caption Eliza Kelley in front of her Baptist Church
Description Eliza Kelley standing in front of the Mendocino Baptist Church.
The Baptist Church was dedicated on June 16, 1894, The Reverend John Simpson Ross of Caspar conducting the service. Although Rev. Ross's was centered in Caspar, he officiated at baptisms, marriages and funerals from Gualala to Westport. He was a lifelong friend of Eliza Kelley and was the first minister of Eliza's Baptist Church.
This building was a gift of Eliza Kelley to the church and was in use until 1914 when she died. It now is the home to "Corners of the Mouth", a natural food store.
Date c.1912
Print size Digital
Credit line Kelley House Photographs
Subjects Baptist churches
People Kelley, Eliza Owen, 1825 - 1914
Related Publications Sturtevant, A.J., "Semi-Centennial History of the Clear Lake Baptist Association of California"