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First Lutheran Church - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 32° 43.212 W 117° 09.730
11S E 484803 N 3620280
Quick Description: The First Lutheran Church is located at 1420 Third Ave in San Diego, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2019 1:03:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM10DWE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 1

Long Description:
In 1888 a small group of people organized a congregation that would become First Lutheran. On October 21, 1888, the Rev. Edwin R. Wagner, a direct descendent of Martin Luther, preached the first sermon of the new church. Soon property was purchased and in 1893 the cornerstone was laid for the growing congregation’s first permanent home on Second Avenue in downtown San Diego, the site which is now the headquarters of the Sempra Energy Corporation.

After a major expansion in 1951 and several renovations, the building was demolished in the 1950’s, and in 1961, First Lutheran moved to its present location at the corner of Third Avenue and Ash Street. The utilitarian brick structure underwent a major renovation and expansion in the late 1990’s and now has a lovely, welcoming plaza, a chapel with columbarium, and space for the medical and dental clinics it sponsors for the poor in the downtown area.

The renovation received the Millenium Design Award from Faith and Form magazine. With these improvements, First Lutheran feels well placed to live up to its building fund motto: In the City for Good.

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Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 10/21/1888

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

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Street address of Church:
1420 Third Ave
San Diego, CA USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Not listed

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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