1908 4 (photo likely flipped)

Grace Methodist Episcopal Church was a church at 34th and Market from at least 1906 until 1924. It was also known as the Thirty-fourth Street Methodist Episcopal Church. 1 In 1924 the church was sold and became the Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

The building was dedicated in February 1906. It included stained glass by Hooper and Dombrink. 3 The mortgage was paid off and the building re-dedicated in 1908. 4 The house next door on Market St. was built as the parsonage in 1911. 2

Pastor Year(s) Refs
Ausley B. Blades 1906 3
John M. Barnhart 1908-1909 4, ref
W.M. Pickard 1909-1911 ref, 2
Edward J. Bradner 1911-1913 ref 1, ref 2
Sylvester J. Buck 1919 ref
L.V. Lewis 1924 ref

1902 Sanborn excerpt1912 Sanborn excerpt1911 2

Perhaps in response to falling attendance, in 1924 the Market Street location was sold to the Seventh-Day Adventist church. More than 10 years later, the Grace named reappeared in East Oakland at the Grace Community Methodist Church. 5

Links and References

  1. Application to Mortgage Property Oakland Tribune March 12, 1910
  2. Many at Housewarming of Grace Methodist Church Oakland Tribune April 29, 1911
  3. To Dedicate New Edifice Oakland Tribune February 24, 1906
  4. Will Dedicate Church and Burn the Mortgage Oakland Tribune September 13, 1908
  5. New Church To Be Built Oakland Tribune May 30, 1935