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Have Church --will travel

Built near a convent in Dogpatch, as the population moved up hill, so did the church!

1892 Dogpatch its got its own Catholic church when Father Patrick O’Connell built St. Teresa’s Church on the northeast corner of Tennessee and 19th Streets (shown in photo below), currently the site of new apartments.

 

After the demolition of Irish Hill during the First World War, the Irish Catholic population of Potrero Point diminished significantly. This factor, combined with encroaching industry, compelled the parish to move St. Teresa’s to the top of Potrero Hill.

 

In 1924 movers cut the building in two and moved each part independently to its present location at the northeast corner of 19th and Connecticut Streets.

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Content adapted from Christopher VerPlanck's historical essay at FoundSF