First Evangelical Lutheran

this church is the oldest Lutheran church in Arkansas. it all began in 1843, when six families from Germany immigrated to this country and settled in Fort Smith. On June 7, 1868, the present congregation  -the First Evangelical Lutheran church-  was organized. in 1896, plans began to build a modern church edifice. the cornerstone of the present church was laid on October 12, 1902 and the building was dedicated on May 15, 1904.


8 thoughts on “First Evangelical Lutheran

  1. aFrankAngle April 18, 2012 / 7:54 am

    First-time visitor from Nia. Great pics as I love going into old churches.

    • marviiilous April 18, 2012 / 1:58 pm

      thanks, this gorgeous old one was opened to public for the heritage festival only. lucky me to have time to go there on that day 🙂

  2. Cold Dead Heart April 18, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    Such pretty pictures of the stained glass.

    • marviiilous April 18, 2012 / 2:04 pm

      it is. thanks Heart 🙂 and according to the nice lady guide, the stained glass needs to be removed piece by piece for cleaning up.

      • Cold Dead Heart April 18, 2012 / 2:12 pm

        Oh wow…I guess that makes sense. Who knew how high maintenance they are.

  3. cocomino April 20, 2012 / 9:05 am

    Beautiful. I like it because I’m an architecture engeneer.

    • marviiilous April 20, 2012 / 9:55 am

      it is 🙂 old but still beautiful. thanks

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