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Redeemer Lutheran School

Redeemer Lutheran School

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a.k.a. Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer

816 Jefferson Ave
Evansville, IN

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1924 Opens as school
1928 Parish established
1955 Church closes
1971 School closes


Northeast corner of Jefferson and Evans
District: Washington
Latitude: 37.961345
Longitude: -87.551606
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Style: Tudor Revival
Architect: Cram and Ferguson (Boston)


Land bought 1922 when near Bosse and east branch library for south side as mission of Trinity Lutheran, plan for church later Opened as mission school in 1924. Designed by cram & ferguson (boston) with russ & karges local architects. built by scarborough & davies designed to be added onto - a series of church departments two stories and basement including a combined chapel and assembly hall ashlar stone green slate roof work begun apr 1924 after revision to plans east branch trinity lutheran school first unit in a series h gilbert karges (plans redone?) leading firm church design lutheran 1st story large social hall under roof july opens for school 9/2/24 formal dedication later 10/12 10/5? when finish work was completed

Became Redeemer Lutheran Church and School when new congregation held services in Summer 1928. Redeemer Lutheran Chapel Was a branch of Trinity Lutheran school for east side residents. Expanded 6/11/1928 church and school (additional school rooms) A $35,000 addition designed by Fowler & Karges adjoining on the east of similar architectural style ashlar masonry 2 story and basement announced may 1928 fowler & karges new addition dedicated 12/2/1928

enlarged school 1948 dedicated 9/12

Parish outgrew facility and in 1955 built new Redeemer Church on Lincoln Ave near UE. The church moved but building still used as school.

Operated as school until 1971 when Lutheran schools consolidated. Evansville Lutheran School formed and is located near St Paul's on E Michigan.


See also

Lutherans will build a school on South Side (Evansville Courier 11/15/1922)
New Trinity Lutheran School (Evansville Courier and Journal 9/21/1924)
Evansville Courier and Journal - Announce plan for East Side chapel, school (5/20/1928)
To dedicate Lutheran chapel today - Evansville Courier and Journal (12/2/1928) Churches / Religion Washington district

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