First Congregational Church of Oakland

Where Love is First ::: United Church of Christ

2501 Harrison St. ::: Oakland, California ::: 94612 ::: Tel: (510) 444-8511 ::: Fax: (510) 444-8514 ::: Email us at

About the Current FCCO Building

Our current building was designed by John Galen Howard, the founder of the School of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. This is the third building that the Congregation built.

The stained glass windows in the Sanctuary where designed by noted stained glass artist Willimena Ogterop. Her daughter Eveline Ogtrerop Krimgold wrote this wonderful biography for the Church and it was recently rescued from the flood.

Click here to see the individual pages from that manuscript. This site will have a HTML version of the story with pictures soon.

In 1966, Mrs. Schwarz and the Women's League documented the Walking Tour given monthly. This manuscript is a valuable catalogue of the religious symbolism represented in the building itself.



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August 15. 2018 11:16:53

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