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Old Church

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Identification

Old Church
Calvary Presbyterian, Evangel Baptist, First Southern Baptist, and Metropolitan Baptist Church
234790

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
wood
light gray
neo-gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • The land and the building designs were donated by William S. Ladd and Warren H. Williams respectively.
  • The original building costs were estimated at US $24,000.
  • The cornerstone was laid on September 11th, 1882.
  • The wooden building was originally painted in gray-brown colors.
  • The Templeton window on Clay Street is a rendering of the Matthew 6:28 verse, "Consider the Lilies.".
  • The building was placed in the National Register of Historical Places in 1972.
  • In 1967-68, the building was nearly demolished but was saved by private citizens and the Portland Beautification Association.
  • The building was acquired by the Old Church Society in 1969.
  • The church has a maximum capacity of 350 people.
  • The building was given its current name on April 1st, 1968.
  • Over the years the building has been known by many names though the original name was the Calvary Presbyterian Church.

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Location

1422 SW 11th Avenue
SW Clay Street
SW 11th & Clay
Downtown
Downtown
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

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1882
$36,000

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