Details for First Lutheran Church (Atlas Number 5309001736)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309001736


Marker Number 1736
Atlas Number 5309001736
Marker Title First Lutheran Church
Index Entry First Lutheran Church
Address 1008 Jefferson Ave
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 678611
UTM Northing 3486019
Subject Codes Lutheran denomination; Norweigan settlement; eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1008 Jefferson (10th & Jefferson), Waco
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This congregation was organized in 1884 to serve Waco's Norwegian population. Originally known as the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Ebenezer congregation, the church conducted worship services in Norwegian until 1916. In 1917, the name First Lutheran Church was adopted, and the frame building used by the congregation since 1884 was replaced with a Gothic Revival structure. The building features lancet windows and an asymmetrical facade.