First Presbyterian Church I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Published in Germany for C. E. Wheeler, Ellensburg, Washington., “First Presbyterian Church I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed April 16, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8552.

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Title

First Presbyterian Church I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Ellensburg (Wash.) -- Buildings, Historic; Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Presbyterian Church (Ellensburg, Wash.); Churches -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg

Description

In 1884, Rev. James A. Laurie arrived in Ellensburg and through his efforts the Presbyterian Academy was built as a school house for local children. In 1898, the Academy was moved to the corner of N. Sprague Street and Fifth Avenue and a large sanctuary was added. The new church was dedicated on September 24, 1899. Rev. Laurie was given a bell by his classmates from Williams College. The bell was cast by the Clinton M. Manealy Bell Co. of New York. The building served as the Ellensburg Presbyterian Church until 1958.Postcard titled: "First Presyterian Church, Ellensburg, Wash." Postmarked December 1, 1909 and addressed to Mrs. C. S. Palmer, Goldendale, Wash. Handwritten note in ink from Janie.

Creator

Published in Germany for C. E. Wheeler, Ellensburg, Washington.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1905.

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

5" x7" b/w enlarged photograph postcard.

Identifier

BLD-075