Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

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Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Pravoslavna crkva svetog Save
Православна црква светог Саве
Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Location Jackson, California
Country USA
Denomination Serbian Orthodox
History
Dedication Saint Sava
Administration
Archdiocese Diocese of Western America
Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is located in California
Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Location 724 N. Main, Jackson, California
Coordinates 38°21′21″N 120°46′31″W / 38.35583°N 120.77528°W / 38.35583; -120.77528Coordinates: 38°21′21″N 120°46′31″W / 38.35583°N 120.77528°W / 38.35583; -120.77528
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built 1894 (1894)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 86000385[1]
Added to NRHP March 6, 1986

Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is a Serbian Orthodox church in Jackson, California. Built in 1894, the church was the first Serbian Orthodox church in America. Amador County had a large Serbian-American population in the late 1800s due to the California Gold Rush, and the county's Serbs established the St. Sava Church Organization of Amador County in 1886–87; the organization was responsible for purchasing land for and building the church. The church's original design had an Eastern Orthodox influence, complete with an onion dome; while the dome was later replaced by a bell tower, the church's stained glass windows and use of icons still give it a distinctive Eastern Orthodox character. The church has been used for Serbian-American religious and social activities since its opening and is now part of the Diocese of Western America.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 6, 1986.[1]

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