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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Presbyterian Church Salt Lake City

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
First Presbyterian Church Salt Lake City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
1. First Presbyterian Church Salt Lake City Marker
Inscription. Construction of this English Gothic Revival Style Church began in June 1903 and was completed May 1906. Architect was W. E. Ware. Built of local red sandstone.
 
Erected 1973 by Utah State Historical Society. (Marker Number S-31, 323.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.175′ N, 111° 52.812′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of South Temple Street (State Highway 186) and C Street, on the right when traveling west on South Temple Street. Touch for map. The marker is located facing east on the left pillar of the central section of the main entry. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 C Street, Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cathedral of the Madeleine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twentieth Ward School (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln Arms Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away); Hollywood Apartments
Building From the Southeast image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
2. Building From the Southeast
The marker is on the left pillar of the larger center arch.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Grave of Brigham Young (approx. 0.3 miles away); 20th Ward Meetinghouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); B'nai Israel Temple (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Regarding First Presbyterian Church Salt Lake City. The First Presbyterian Church Salt Lake City was listed as a contributing building as part of the South Temple Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The church is also one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).

The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:

Josiah Welsh, a newly ordained home missionary recruited by Sheldon Jackson, organized the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City in November 1873 with eleven members. Its first building was the first home of Westminster College, and was occupied for thirty years before the congregation moved to its present
Main Church Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
3. Main Church Entrance
facility. Walter E. Ware designed the Gothic Revival structure, inspired by the cathedral church of Carlisle, England, with its low square tower. The exterior was built of indigenous red sandstone with hard stone trim. First occupied in 1905, the most recent renovations occurred in 2003. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
The Main Church Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
4. The Main Church Tower
The Building from the Southwest image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
5. The Building from the Southwest
The West Face of the Church image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
6. The West Face of the Church
Street-side Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
7. Street-side Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on August 14, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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