Church of the Immaculate Conception in Downieville

Church St, Downieville, CA 95936, Združene države Amerike

530 289 3102

Church of the Immaculate Conception is a quaint little church, and a City of Downieville landmark. It is a Gold Rush-era parish, established in 1852.

Church of the Immaculate Conception

The original church burned down in 1858, and the current building was erected the same year. The community was once bustling with active timber and mining industries.

Both have closed down, and most of the younger families have moved away (Downieville is the county seat, so government is still a growth industry in the area!).

Church of the Immaculate Conception in Downieville

It is a tourist destination, with mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and skiing. A few decades ago, when the local economy was better, the church was filled to capacity.

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Volunteers

Volunteers keep the church open. Its features include a traditional white wood altar with gold trim. If you go up for the day, keep in mind that the town has no restaurants or grocery stores, so bring some food.

There are no priests in residence at Immaculate Conception, but a priest comes in to celebrate Mass on Sunday.

Volunteers

Volunteers keep the church open. Its features include a traditional white wood altar with gold trim. If you go up for the day, keep in mind that the town has no restaurants or grocery stores, so bring some food. There are no priests in residence at Immaculate Conception, but a priest comes in to celebrate Mass on Sunday.

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