Genealogical Data

The following records from this congregation are available:

Baptisms from 1913 to 1918

Confirmations from 1915 to 1932

Marriages from 1914 to 1973

Deaths from 1913 to 1968

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Established in 1914; closed in 1983

A group of women living in the Tower Groves area of St. Louis City met with Rev. Carl Kramer and urged him to organize a new church in their part of the city. The women canvassed the neighborhood to solicit donations and encouraged people to become members. In 1914, they rented a lot at Arsenal and Louisiana Streets and erected a portable chapel the following spring. The congregation raised enough money by 1918 to purchase the lot and began construction of a church. Although their original plans included building a two-story church, they never completed the second-floor sanctuary.

Pilgrim on Arsenal St.3325 Arsenal Street
Photo © 2011 LandMarks Association
(Used with permission)

In 1927, the church built an assembly hall and parsonage. They held services in both German and English until 1933. Pastors from the Evangelical Synod served the congregation, but they never joined that denomination. In 1935, they officially became a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church. After worshiping at the same site for more than sixty-five years, the congregation closed in 1983 and sold their building to the Gethsemane General Baptist Church.

Location 1914–1983: 3325 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6023426,-90.2396331 View Map

Last Modified: 13-Dec-2018 12:19