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Walnut Street Presbyterian

Walnut Street Presbyterian


Walnut Street Presbyterian

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a.k.a. Walnut Presbyterian

a.k.a. Presbyterian New School

a.k.a. First Presbyterian

121 Walnut St
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1863 Church dedicated
1926 Vacated when Walnut Street merges with Grace Presby
1927 First Christian Church moves in
1944 Destroyed by fire but replaced with new church


South corner of 2nd St and Walnut St
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.96856075828
Longitude: -87.571973204613
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Foundation laid in 1859 and services held in basement for first 2 years. Congregation moves from its old location, the "Little Church on the Hill". The new church is dedicated February 1863 and was renamed Walnut Street Presbyterian.

In 1926, Walnut Street merged with Grace Presbyterian 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.

Sold to First Chrisitan congregation in 1926 later became first christian church after c1927/1949? 77 First Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Corner of 2nd and Walnut Church 1871 - 1872 Walnut 164 Presbyterian NewSchool Presbyterian SW corner 2nd and Walnut Streets 1858 - 1871 2nd first christian church 121 walnut 125 walnut [1940]

destroyed by fire dec 10 1944 A new church was rebuilt 1948 colonial revival new sanctuary built on same spot but several created new east side church weinbach and baryard


See also

First Christian Church - website Churches / Religion Downtown district

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