Westminster Presbyterian Church
(PCUSA) Presbyterian Church (USA)
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Established 1844; still open in 2016
Fifty members from the First Presbyterian Church left in 1844 to form a new church called Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church. They held their first services in a tobacco warehouse on Sixth Street until they completed a church building at Eighth Street and Washington Avenue.
In 1851, the Washington Avenue congregation merged with another established congregation, the Westminster Presbyterian Church, which had been organized in 1848 at Fifth Street (now Broadway) and Locust Street.
In 1853, the Westminster Church merged with a larger church at Eleventh and Pine Streets and this group became known as the Westminster Pine Street Presbyterian Church.
The congregation chose to move further west in 1880. They acquired property near the intersection of Grand and Washington Avenues in midtown St. Louis and took the name Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church. In 1884, they completed a large stone sanctuary that superseded the original chapel at that location.
The congregation moved still further west in 1914, building a church on the southwest corner of Delmar and Union Boulevards. At that time, they reverted to their earlier name of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Their old building on Grand near Washington was first converted into a movie theatre; then, in 1927, the structure was demolished, and in its place, the current Fox Theatre was constructed.
In 1943, the educational wing of the new church was damaged by a fire and restored.
Address: 5300 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112
Telephone No.: 314-367-0900
1844–1851 (Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church): Eighth and Washington Avenues, St. Louis, Missouri 63101
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6306789,-90.193761 View Map
1848–1853 (Westminster Presbyterian Church): Fifth (Broadway) and Locust Streets [NW], St. Louis, Missouri 63102
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6284836,-90.1909463 View Map
1851–1882 (Westminster Pine Street Presbyterian Church): Eleventh and Pine Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63101
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6285663,-90.1980841 View Map
1880–1914 (Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church): Grand and Washington Avenues, St. Louis, Missouri 63103
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6392896,-90.2335592 View Map
1914–Present (Westminster Presbyterian Church): 5300 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63112
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6524617,-90.276214 View Map