Elbe in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Elbe Evangelische Lutherische Kirche
Elbe Lutheran Church
Elbe Evangelische Lutherische Kirche was built in 1906. The building's dimensions are 18 x 24 feet. The 46 foot high steeple is topped with a 4-foot iron cross forged by a local blacksmith. The steeple contains a railroad locomotive bell. Elbe Kirche ranks among the smallest in the nation.
Elbe Kirche is the seat of the area bishop who conducts a summer service. In the tradition of Elbe's early pastors, the bishop arrives riding a bicycle.
Although managed primarily as an historic structure, monthly services are held March through November. Elbe Evangelische Lutherische Kirche is also a popular site for weddings.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 46° 45.867′ N, 122° 11.66′ W. Marker is in Elbe, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elbe WA 98330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
More about this marker. Marker is a laser-printed metal plaque, mounted horizontally on a waist-high post.
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1. About the Elbe Church. This tiny church sits on its original location in the beautiful foothills west of Mount Rainier. The town of Elbe, Washington, has a rich German heritage and bears the name of the founders' origin, the Elbe River valley near Hamburg, Germany. As it has since 1906, the church signifies peace and tranquility to residents and tourists alike. (Submitted on February 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. National Register of Historic Places Nomination #76001899. (Submitted on February 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.