First Bend Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.513 W 121° 18.683
10T E 635250 N 4879762
The site of the first Bend Church built in 1904.
Waymark Code: WMZ6J
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/20/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 20

This sign is located on the First Baptist Church on Oregon Avenue.

Marker Name: C12 -- First Bend Church
Marker Text: The original First Baptist church, erected on this site in 1904, was the first church building constructed in Bend. It was built on land obtained on May 7, 1904, from A.M. Drake, Bend’s founder, for $1.00 on the condition that no liquor would be “tolerated or trafficked” on the property.
The first official church service was held November 18, 1904, with the Rev. O.W. Triplett officiating. The cost of the 30 x 55 foot building was about $2,500. It boasted a 55-foot tower, complete with a large bell that was also used as the city’s fire alarm.
Built: 1904
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by the First Baptist Church

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

Include your thoughts and observations pertaining to this location and your visit. Provide any additional history that you are aware of that pertains to this location. If the marker commemorates a historic building tell us what it is used for now or share with us the circumstances of an earlier visit to bring this locations history to life.

Please upload a favorite photograph you took of the waymark. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.

Be creative.

Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Oregon Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Volcanoguy visited First Bend Church 11/20/2006 Volcanoguy visited it

View all visits/logs