Historic Trinity Lutheran Church - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 51° 03.046 W 114° 04.840
11U E 704606 N 5659525
Quick Description: Completed in 1924, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church is one of the oldest buildings in the Eau Claire area of Calgary, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 12/14/2009 10:32:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM7WX6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

Long Description:
The plaque from the Calgary Heritage Advisories Board states:

"Historic Trinity Lutheran Church was organized in 1899 as one of the city's earliest Lutheran congregations by some of the first Norwegians to settle in the Northwest Territories. They came to Calgary from Eau Claire, Wisconsin to work at the Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber Company managed by Peter Prince. Itinerant ministers held services in private homes until 1910 when a basement structure was built on this site which became the first permanent home of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. The completed building was dedicated in 1924. By 1937 all services once administered, in Norwegian were conducted in English. The church name was anglicized to Trinity Lutheran in 1941 and changed to Historic Trinity Lutheran in 1996. Constructed in the Homestead style, Historic Trinity Lutheran is one of the last remaining buildings of the original Eau Claire District."
Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Other

Parking: There is free parking in front of the building

Placement agency: Heritage Advisory Board of the City of Calgary

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