SAINT PETER’S CHAPEL

St. Peter’s Chapel

1901: St. Peter’s Chapel — set in its own grassy park within a eucalyptus grove — is a picturesque interdenominational chapel. It boasts of one of the largest collections of Tiffany glass under one roof. The 29 exquisite stained-glass windows fill the intimate interior with a soft rosy light. The windows were installed over a twenty-five year period (1905-30). Rich wood paneling complements the creamy plaster walls, and open redwood beams accentuate the vaulted ceiling. A collection of memorial tablets — dating back as far as the War of 1812 — are set into the ceiling while others hang on the walls. The organ, originally installed in 1901, was replaced in 1929, and updated in 1966. It is the country’s oldest naval chapel on the West Coast — and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

SAINT PETER’S CHAPEL