Patton Post Card Co., Salem, Oregon
Looking south down Sprague Street at the intersection of Fourth Avenue, the original First Baptist Church on left can be seen. After Rev. C. W. Reese helped establish a Baptist Church in Ellensburg in 1887, the First Baptist Church building was erected in 1888-1889 on the southeast corner of Sprague Street and Fourth Avenue. This building was a white wooden structure complete with traditional steeple. The cost of the church building was $3,000. On May 11, 1944, a disasterous fire destroyed the old church which was soon replaced by a large stone and brick structure.Postcard titled: "No. 18 First Baptist Church, Ellensburg, Washington."
"First Baptist Church" (1898). Ellensburg History Photographs. 159.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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