Pictured: The First Congregational Church was built in 1868. It is located on West J Street in Benicia. It lost its steeple in 1923 due to a lightning strike. The steeple was never rebuilt. A new church was built on West Second Street and this building became a private residence.
Francisca Benicia Carillo de Vallejo (1815-1891) was born into a prominent family at the Presidio of San Diego in 1815. She married Mariano Vallejo in 1832. The following year, the young couple was posted to the Presidio in San Francisco. The city of Benicia was named in her honor. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia c/o: Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum 734 Marin Street Vallejo, CA 94590