Messiah Lutheran Church
(LCMS—Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
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Established 1908; still active in 2016
A group of fourteen Lutherans living in the Tower Grove neighborhood met to organize a new church in 1908. The first pastor was the Reverend William F. Wilk. The congregation held services temporarily in Kleekamp’s Hall on Grand Avenue at Arsenal Street until they had constructed a brick chapel as their first permanent home on the northeast corner of Grand and Pestalozzi Street. They dedicated this building at the end of 1908. Initially they named the church Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Messiah.
To accommodate expanding membership, in 1929, the congregation dedicated a new larger church on the same site. The chapel was razed. The new building faced Grand Avenue instead of Pestalozzi, hence the change in address.
Address: 2846 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
Telephone No.: 314-772-4474
Location 1908–1929: 3547 Pestalozzi Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.604637,-90.2436288 View map
Location 1929-: 2846 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6041469,-90.2407606 View map
Last modified: 11-Jan-2022 14:18