SPHOW: Ocean View Baptist Church

Ocean View Baptist Church is located on the corner of 19th and Western Ave. There isn’t a lot of history on the website, but you can learn more about the ministries they have there on their website.

SPHOW: Mission Maria Stella Maris

There is a sign on the side of the church that says “Traditional Roman Rite Latin Mass Only” but I’ve never been here on a Sunday to see people come in. Maybe thats something I need to check out once.

SPHOW: Lighthouse Seventh Day Adventist Church

I couldn’t find any information about this church, but wasn’t the old First Presbyterian church on 10th and Centre also a Lighthouse Church? And if they are the same, are they moving to this church or adding a second location? What happened to the church that used to be here? What happened to Grandview Methodist?

Judging from the weathered look of this sign, it was Grandview Methodist for quite some time.

SPHOW: San Pedro Seventh Day Adventist Church

This is the Seventh Day Adventist Church on the corner of Cabrillo and 16th Street. I couldn’t find any historical information on the church but according to ZIMAS the building was built in the 1930’s.

SPHOW: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

I couldn’t find a lot of information on this Mormon church, everything directed me to the main LDS website. This whole area was developed in the early 1950’s so I’m guessing the church is dated around then. If you have any additional information on this church, please feel free to share it. Thanks!

SPHOW: St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is the oldest church in San Pedro. The original church was built in 1884 and was located on 2nd Street near the Harbor. According to the church’s website, because St. Peters was the first church building in town, they often shared it with other denominations until they could build their own church. This original church building now sits in the Harbor View cemetery. I will include more information on that building when I cover the cemetery.

The current St. Peters church was built in 1954 and the school was started in 1961.

Cellphone towers have been a huge debate in the Northwest San Pedro area lately with the T-Mobile site going up across from Taper late last year. Not too long ago the bell tower at St. Peters was involved in its own cell tower battle. I think I heard someone say that the radiation in the bell tower would have been so strong that being up there would be the equivalent of sticking your head into a microwave, you would be cooked. Anyway, if you would like to learn more about the West side’s battle with cell towers this website looks like its devoted to the effort. www.westsanpedro.org

SPHOW: Peninsula Church of the Nazarene

The Peninsula Church of the Nazarene is located on the corner of 11th and Cabrillo. It is a Protestant Church in the Weslyan-Holiness order. I couldn’t find much more information than that. I have noticed that there is always graffiti on the church in some way. On the front sign, Cabrillo side of the building and even near the front entrance. I don’t see much activity ever, but I’m not in the area on Sundays…so maybe thats why.