St Boniface Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken inside St Boniface Church in San Francisco. This is a Catholic church, and the interior, as shown in this panorama, is quite ornate. The church was open to the public, and a number of homeless people were using it as a shelter at the time the pictures were taken. Note the mosaics and murals above the high altar and the stained glass windows of the church.
St Boniface Church - FURTHER INFORMATION
St Boniface Church - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'St Boniface Church' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
Originally St. Boniface Church was built at the corner of Sutter Street and Trinity place in 1860 ministering to the German Catholic community who lived mostly in the Tenderloin District in San Francisco. In 1900, construction began on the new church on Golden Gate Avenue and Market Street but it was badly damaged by the 1906 earthquake and following fires. Yet the community and church staff rallied and within two years, the present day church was built and opened.
In 2002, following prayers, around $12million dollars was raised to fund work to repair and restore the church following damage arising from seismic activity thus enabling the Franciscan parish to continue to serve the Tenderloin district and welcome all visitors well into the future.
St Boniface Church
133 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Light Rail: Market St & 6th St (L)
Bus: Market St & 6th St (6, 7, 9, 21, 71, 71L), Golden Gate Ave (5)