Sunday, June 26, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 26

June 26, 1998 - Westminster Presbyterian Church downtown Minneapolis was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on this date.  “Westminster began as a gathering of eight people of Scottish, Irish and Welsh heritage in 1857. In 1860, the congregation built its first church, on Fourth Street between Nicollet and Hennepin Avenues in downtown Minneapolis. Because of the rapid growth of the congregation, the church soon outgrew its first location. In 1883, construction of a new, larger church began at Seventh Street and Nicollet Avenue [what eventually became the Dayton block].

Twelve years after the opening of the second church site, the building was heavily damaged by a fire. This prompted yet another move when the church rebuilt to its current location at Twelfth Street and Nicollet Mall, opening its doors for services in 1897.”,_Minnesota)

Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain June 26, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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