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Plymouth Congregational Church Collection M/A 2000.49.01

Plymouth Congregational Church Collection M/A 2000.49.01

Creator:Plymouth Congregational Church. (Minneapolis, Minn. )
Title: Plymouth Congregational Church Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Collection Description

One box. Collection consists of newspaper clippings concerning the history of the church.


Plymouth Congregational Church was organized in 1857 by 18 charter members. The Reverend Norman McLeod acted as pastor. They built their first building in 1858 at Nicollet and Fourth Street. On the night of April 3, 1860, three days after the Reverend Henry Nichols delivered a sermon on temperance; the church was destroyed in a fire. A new church building was dedicated in 1863 on the same location. The parish eventually outgrew this building. In 1875 they erected a larger church at Nicollet and Eighth Street. As the city grew, many parishioners moved southward where no church existed within a mile radius. In 1906 the parish decided to sell the downtown site and build the present building at Nicollet and 19th. The new church building was completed in 1909. Many additions (starting with the chapel in 1948) and changes have been made since 1948 to the present day, with a new education wing and other improvements completed in 2007.

McLeod, Norman
Nichols, Henry Martin
Salter, Charles C.
Stimson, Henry A.
Hutchins, Robert G.
Thwing, Charles F.
Wells, George H.
Beach, David Nelson Sr.
Hallock, Leavitt H.
Dewey, Harry Pinneo
Beach, David Nelson Jr.
Conn, Howard J.
Charter Members
Bates, Erastus Newton
Bates, Lucy A.
Chase, Mary A.
Clark, Charles
Clark, Prudence
Cross, Anne L.
Cross, C.M.
Hartwell, Adelbert
Hartwell, Maria
Jencks, Elmira B.
King, Osmyn B.
Leonard, William H.
McLeod, Esther W.
Saunders, O.B.
Snow, Cyrus
Snow, Eliza M.
Walcott, Albert
Walcott, Martha C.

Related Material

Also in Special Collections Minneapolis Collection:

Kenney, Dave. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1857-2007 : walking together in all God's ways.BX7255.M6 P38 2006

Subject Headings


Congregational churches--Minnesota--Minneapolis.

Table of Contents

Newspaper clippings 1957-1997 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Newspaper clippings 1932-1945 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Newspaper clippings 1927-1930 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Miscellaneous Bulletins, Newsletters 1996,1999 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Centennial Publications 1957 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Cornerstone Services Publications 1908 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Illustrations -- Box 1, Folder 7
Miscellaneous Publications 1902-1971 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Music Performance Publications 1988, 1993 -- Box 1, Folder 9
History of Congregationalism 1932 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Plymouth Congregational Church, Parish Directories 1951, 1953 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Plymouth Embroidery Publications 1974-1975 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Plymouth Heritage Publication 1979 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Miscellaneous Programs for Services 1945-1992 -- Box 1, Folder 14

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