First Chinese Baptist Church, San Francisco

Established in the year 1880 as one of the oldest churches in the city, it is worth a visit.

Established in the year 1880 as one of the oldest churches in the city, it is worth a visit. It was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, but rebuilt with the help of American Baptists across the US. It is known as a bilingual and bi-cultural church and its ministry has historically reached out to immigrants and newcomers.
















About First Chinese Baptist Church

 15 Waverly Place, San Francisco, CA, United States

 +1 415-362-4139

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First Chinese Baptist Church and Nearby Sights on Map

Bank of America SF

Pagoda style building with a three tiered roof and decorated with ornate gold dragons and medallions on the outside

Norras Temple

This is the oldest Buddhist temple in the city and was named after the Norras Buddhist Temple in Tibet

Chinese Railroad Workers Mural

A mural by Amy Nelder depicting the early Chinese workers who settled the area in the 1870s to work on the transcontinental railroad

Tin How Temple

This tiny temple is the oldest Taoist temple in the country

Old St. Mary's Church

This is a Chinatown landmark

Sing Fat Building and Sing Chong Building

Two great examples of multi-tiered pagoda buildings on opposite sides of the intersection

Chinatown Alleys

Though Grant Avenue has a lot to offer, it is quite touristy; thus, it is essential that you examine the more authentic areas in the alleys, such as Waverly Place, Pagoda Place, Spofford Lane, and Ross Alley, between Grant and Stockton

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

Opened in 1962, this tiny factory produces more than 20,000 fortune cookies a day

Chinese Historical Society of America Museum & Learning Center

This is well worth a visit, with exhibits on the history and experience of Chinese immigrants to San Francisco over the past 150 years

Bank of Canton

Built in 1891, it was destroyed and rebuilt in 1909, originally the building housed the country's only Chinese telephone exchange