peoples temple (sf)

from jim jones, people’s temple, jonestown posted in history


peoples temple (sf)
1859 geary boulevard
san francisco, california 94115

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The Peoples Temple moved to their new digs at this address in 1971, the former home of the Albert Pike Memorial Scottish Rite temple. The church purchased the building the following year for $122,500.

The group opened a branch in Los Angeles in 1972 as well. Eventually, they convinced many of the Angelinos to move to San Francisco. By 1975, Peoples Temple had abandoned their plan of making the Redwood Valley their "promised land", and instead focused on recruiting and building the congregation in the Bay Area.

Today, the location is a post office.


Note: I'm not really sure if it's People's Temple or Peoples Temple. I initially thought that the apostrophe was used to indicate that the people owned the temple (People's), but maybe since the direction of the ownership was questionable in this instance, it is without the possessive form (Peoples).

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