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First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian

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a.k.a. Grace Presbyterian

a.k.a. Grace Memorial Presbyterian

601 SE 2nd St, formerly 901-5 Upper 2nd St
Evansville, IN 47713

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1873-4 Church is built
1909 Renamed Grace Memorial after merging with Chestnut St Church
1926 Renamed First Presbyterian after Walnut St Presbyterian merges


South corner of Mulberry St and SE 2nd St
District: Riverside
Latitude: 37.965152080419
Longitude: -87.569242715836
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Style: Castellated Gothic
Architect: Robert Boyd


The church building, at the corner of SE 2nd and Mulberry was formally dedicated on September 13, 1874. Vine Street Presbyterian moved from its old location and was then renamed Grace Presbyterian.

Chestnut St Church sold its property to the Scottish Rite and merged with Grace Presbyterian in 1909. The church was subsequently renamed Grace Memorial Presbyterian.

In 1926, Walnut Street Presbyterian merged with Grace to become First Presbyterian. The two churches, which both had ties to the "Little Church on the Hill", finally rejoined forces after a theological division in 1837 caused their split. gothic revival robert boyd architect contemporary chapel built c1960 (>1962) replaced old house (609 se)


See also

First Presbyterian website Churches / Religion Riverside district

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