Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church (Jackson, California)
|Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church|
|Pravoslavna crkva svetog Save|
Православна црква светог Саве
Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
|Archdiocese||Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Western America|
|Location||724 N. Main, Jackson, California|
|Area||1.2 acres (0.49 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||86000385|
|Added to NRHP||March 6, 1986|
Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church (Serbian: Црква светог Саве; Crkva svetog Save) 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 Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Western America.
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