First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church (HMSKY)

Location: Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Chippewa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 56.098', W 91° 23.684'

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First Presbyterian Church is the oldest Protestant Church in the City of Chippewa Falls.

It was organized in 1855 by Rev. W. W. McNair. The first services were held in a log cabin 12 x 14 feet located on the east bank of Duncan Creek, just above its junction with the Chippewa River.

In 1858, under the direction of Rev. Bradley Phillips, a new church was built on the present site. The land and lumber were donated by Hiram S. Allen.

Due to growth, Rev. Samuel Brown felt a new church was needed. The old structure was removed and in 1883 the present structure was built.

In 1889 the Steere and Turner pipe organ was dedicated. It is considered one of the oldest "romantic-voiced" pipe organ in the area and is still in use.

The educational unit was dedicated April 14, 1957 with Rev. Allen Van Cleve as pastor.

In the early 1990's, under the leadership of Pastor Barry Boyer, a building and improvement campaign was organized. Landscaping and remodeling were done making the building more attractive and modern.

Since 1858 First Presbyterian Church has played a vital role in the spiritual life of Chippewa Falls.

Chippewa County Historical Society
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HM NumberHMSKY
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Placed ByChippewa County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 626662 N 4976979
Decimal Degrees44.93496667, -91.39473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 56.098', W 91° 23.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 56' 5.88" N, 91° 23' 41.04" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 W Central St, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, US
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