Konko-Kyo Church of San Francisco

1909 Bush St.

The Konko-Kyo Church of San Francisco was founded by Rev. Yoshiaki Fukuda in 1930. The church initially held service at 2076 Bush St., but within one year, the church leadership purchased and moved to its current location at 1909 Bush St. to accommodate its growing membership. During San Francisco’s urban renewal program in the 1960s, an outpouring of community support and donations prevented the church’s conversion to residential space, enabling a new building to be constructed at its current site in 1974.