Ione City Centenary Church

Also known as: Cathedral of the Mother Lode, Community United Methodist Church
150 W. Marlette St., Ione, California


By LPS.1 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,



Street View 


"THE COMMUNITY METHODIST CHURCH OF IONE - The cornerstone was laid in 1862 and the church, constructed of locally fired brick, was completed in 1866. Dedicated as the Ione City Centenary Church and later popularly known as the Cathedral of the Mother Lode, this church was the first to serve the people in the area." - California Historic Landmark No.506

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 26, 1977
Reference number
Areas of significance
Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1850-1874
Significant years
1862; 1912


19th Century (38,119)
Aluminum (1,257)
Amador County, California (33)
Brick (42,466)
Built 1862 (236)
Built during 1860s (3,798)
California (4,794)
Church (5,786)
Have Street View (50,469)
Ione, California (4)
Place of worship (6,155)
Private owner (54,402)
Samuel D. Mandell (1)
Stone (26,167)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2022: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 27, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Add historical information
  • December 29, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger