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Site of Swedish Evangelical Free Church

 
 
Site of Swedish Evangelical Free Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Site of Swedish Evangelical Free Church Marker
Inscription.  

Worship services started in 1889 by Swedish immigrants led to founding of Swedish Evangelical Free Church in Decker community (10 mi. E) in July 1892. A similar Swedish congregation originated in April 1904 at Elroy (20 mi. SE). In 1923 the two congregations merged, relocated in Austin, and in 1925 built a church on this site. Swedish was spoken in services until the 1930s. Renamed “First Evangelical Free Church” in 1952, the fellowship erected a new building on Red River street in 1962, after selling this property to the State of Texas.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15046.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1904.
 
Location. 30° 16.736′ N, 97° 44.42′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker is at the intersection of Colorado Street and West 17th Street, on the right when traveling south on Colorado Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1604 Colorado St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carrington-Covert House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scottish Rite Temple (about 400 feet away); Diocese of Austin (about 500 feet away); Gethsemane Church (about 500 feet away); Moses Austin (about 500 feet away); State Bar of Texas (about 800 feet away); Texas World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wahrenberger House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Site of Swedish Evangelical Free Church Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, December 22, 2020
2. Site of Swedish Evangelical Free Church Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on December 23, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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