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Bethel Evangelical Church

Bethel Evangelical Church


Bethel Evangelical Church

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601 Jefferson Ave, formerly 503 Jefferson Ave
Evansville, IN

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1904-5 Church is completed
c1912 Addition to rear built
1925 School built
1981 Vacated when congregation moves to new location on Green River
1995 Church building is razed


SE corner of Jefferson Ave and Garvin St
District: Washington
Latitude: 37.961094
Longitude: -87.556728
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Style: Romanesque Revival



bethel evangelical church emerged from a german-speaking church (st johns) because of upwardly mobile business and professionals (1906) it was "americanized" from the outset-- the english language was used in business, instruction, and worship. german was most common in most evangelical, lutheran and catholic churches at the time jefferson and garvin Bethel U.C.C. is and has been an active church in the Evansville community for over one hundred years. In 1904, a church was formed and became Bethel Evangelical Church. It was located at the corner of Garvin Street and Jefferson Avenue. The United Church of Christ was born when the Evangelical and Reformed Church united with the Congregational Christian Church in 1957. sunday school added to rear c1912 parish house and auditorium added to rear 1925. The new structure designed by frank j schlotter was on the ne corner of madison and garvin Bethel United Church of Christ moved to its current location at 3029 N. Green River Road in 1981. We are proud of our rich history and traditions, but continue to explore new ways to worship and serve God as we look to the future. Cornerstone will be laid today (10/16/1904) 609 jefferson later Bethel UCC <1960 additions 1960 moved 1981 to green river road 36 Bethel Evansgelical Evangelical SE Corner Jefferson & Garvin ST 1905 - 1910 Jefferson abandoned from 1982 until torn down 1995 entire complex razed 1995 after sitting vacant and deteriorating

See also Churches / Religion Washington district

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