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First Cumberland Presbyterian

First Cumberland Presbyterian

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a.k.a. Chestnut Street Church

a.k.a. Scottish Rite Cathedral

203 Chestnut St
Evansville, IN

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1876 Church is built
1909 Bought by Scottish Rite after church merges with Grace Presbyterian
1965 remodeled


East corner of 2nd St and Chestnut St
District: Riverside
Latitude: 37.967909
Longitude: -87.570857
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Built in 1876, this building replaced the old church across 2nd St. It was dedicated September 30, 1877.

spawned a church on jefferson ave 1900 and a third on olive st 1900

After the Presbyterian and Cumberland Presbyterian churches merged, for a short time it was the Chestnut St Presbyterian. First Cumberland moved in with Grace Presbyterian in 1909 and was renamed Grace Memorial Presbyterian. The vacated church was then sold to the Masons and used as a Shriners Temple /.Masonic Lodge new entrance1/9/1916ec p39 +pic

high part of left (west) tower removed <1954 1965 front of church built onto changing facade 8/15/1965ecp +pic You can still see the detailed architecture along 2nd St

See also Churches / Religion Riverside district

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