On August 9th, Tracy and Jon were married at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco. This beautiful church located at the top of Gough Street was built in 1890 and survived the 1906 earthquake and fires that followed. The interior is truly breath taking with original stained glass windows and a two story Tracker organ which adorns the back of the church. St. Mark’s was recognized for its’ historical and architectural significance and became a registered landmark in San Francisco in 1971.
The reception was held at the Palace Hotel in their iconic ‘Garden Court’. The Palace was originally built in 1875, but was not lucky enough to survive the 1906 earthquake. It was demolished and reopened in 1909. When it was originally built in 1875, the Palace was considered the largest, costliest and most luxurious hotel in the world.
There are no words to describe the ‘Garden Court’; one has to see it to take in the beauty of this room. In its’ original structure, 1875, it served as elegant carriage entry, soaring seven stories high of white columned balconies that overlooked the entry. When rebuilt in 1909, the ceiling of stained glass atrium and incredible chandeliers eventually became the ‘Garden Court’. People from all over the world who visit San Francisco come to the Palace to see this amazing architectural wonder.
A visit to the following website is a great pictorial history of the Palace Hotel: thepalacehotel.org/
Tracy and Jon live in New York and many of their friends came from the east coast to be a part of their ‘Big Day’. Jon is from London and
his family and friends traveled from England, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia to celebrate Tracy and Jon’s wedding.
The Parsons’ family was on cloud nine on August 9th! I am very happy to share the details of the two places where the events of the day took place. I return from that day to my passion as a Realtor; ready to serve all neighborhoods in the Silicon Valley. If you are interested in current homes for sale, call me today at:
- A Trusted Guide Through Local Real Estate - February 17, 2015
- Realtor, Joe Parsons “Historic Real Estate, ‘Palace Hotel and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,’ in San Francisco!” - August 28, 2014