First Congregational Church - Colorado Springs, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ronjean
N 38° 50.466 W 104° 49.419
13S E 515304 N 4299158
Quick Description: Colorado Springs' Congregationalists founded this church in 1874, only 3 years after the town was laid out by General Wm. J. Palmer.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2015 3:44:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMN9K5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
Views: 1

Long Description:
The cornerstone for our present church was laid on September 8, 1888, and the first services were held in the new building on July 21, 1889. Dedication was delayed until October, however, when the pipe organ crafted by Hook and Hastings of Boston was installed. Our faith community has been housed in this structure ever since, making our facility the oldest church building in Colorado Springs continuously used by the same congregation.

Our Romanesque-style building is constructed of Wall Mountain Tuff (rhyolite,) quarried near Castle Rock, Colorado. It is the only known church designed by Henry Rutgers Marshall, architect and acclaimed student of Henry Hobson Richardson. First Congregational Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 31, 2002.

[excerpted from their webpage]

This is also Waymarked in "This Old Church" category, Waymark Code: WM7C65
Reformed or Congregational Denomination: Congregational

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Active House of Worship

20 East Saint Vrain St
Colorado Springs, CO United States

Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: 9/9/1888

Architect: Henry Rutgers Marshall

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