Rescheduled Virtual Meeting and Written Public Comment

Now is the time to support preserving the foundations of the St. James AME Church.  This rare archaeological site includes the 1875 church’s complete foundation and cornerstone.  Discovered during construction for the San Pedro Creek Culture Park, it provides an opportunity to connect to an important piece of early African American history on the Westside. Learn more.

You are invited to share your thoughts on what should happen with the foundations of St. James AME Church at the final public meeting – Rescheduled for Tues, Feb 23rd: 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Dial In: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 154-347-917

For questions regarding access to the public meetings contact Monica Treviño-Ortega | 210-302-3257

Click here for information on how to send written comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Or, fill out the comment form at the bottom of the project webpage under Design Options.   The deadline for written comments is Monday, March 8th.

We encourage changing the design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park between the creek and Camaron Street to preserve the building’s entire footprint.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to preserve a physical link to the local African American community as it evolved after the Civil War.  People may read a plaque, but they experience a place!

Photo of the uncovered foundation of St. James African Methodist Episcopal church with the Alameda Theater in the background. The cornerstone is wrapped in a black covering.
The excavated foundation and cornerstone (wrapped in black covering) for St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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