First Baptist Church - Nelson, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 30.243 W 117° 16.528
11U E 480055 N 5483527
Quick Description: This is actually Nelson's second "First" Baptist Church. It is in the Fairview district on the eastern edge of town.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/23/2013 8:22:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMHMPN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
Construction began on the first First Baptist Church in early May of 1898 and the first services were held in the new building on August 20, 1898. In May of 1923, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church, stained glass windows were installed to replace all the front and side windows of the building, except the arched window over the south door. These windows were salvaged from the old building and are the selfsame stained glass windows seen in the present building.

Not long before the construction of the present church, the church had fallen on hard times and nearly closed its doors.

Construction on this building began in October of 1950 and the final services were held in the old church on January 13, 1951. The Sanctuary of the new church was opened and dedicated on June 10, 1951.
Date Built: 1/21/1951

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

Service Times:
Sunday - 10:00 AM

Website: [Web Link]

Church Address:
First Baptist Church 611 Fifth Street
Nelson, BC Canada
V1L 2X1

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