Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Maria

Click on the name of the site on the map below to visit the webpage about that site. Or, here's a PDF you can print out and take with you.

The tour is designed to start at the Museum/Chamber location and proceed clockwise (roughly) around the map.

Tour Map Museum/Chamber SMVRR Coca-Cola Rubel Franklin Waller Easton Bradley DeMartin SMHS SMInn Minerva Tunnell StPeters FUMC CityHall Hart

The First United Methodist Church

The First United Methodist Church is located at 311 South Broadway (at Cook Street).

The Methodist church was built on this location in 1922, and the architecture is of the Spanish Renaissance period.

The church bell was salvaged by the Charles Clark family at Point Sal from the ship Anna Lyle. This ill-fated schooner, on its maiden voyage from San Francisco, was destroyed along the Point Sal wharf in a storm on Christmas night 1876. The bell was proudly erected in the church belfry. It has been moved to the succeeding two buildings and continues to peal out for worship services to this day.

Next Stop

City Hall