Congregational Church of Forest Grove


Congregational Church of Forest Grove


The first Congregational Church was destroyed by fire in 1901. The second church was destroyed by fire in 1919. This brick building was built in 1920 and is the third in a series of Congregational Churches on this property along 21st Avenue between Main Street and College Way. The front is an unusual quarter-round with entrances close to each end, one on College Way and one on 21st Avenue. Each entrance is in a tower that appears to be one story above the roofline of the building. The building is two stories high with a partial basement. There is a sign our front but not readable This picture was taken from the Pacific University campus. The street appears to be paved with a curb but there is no sign of a sidewalk. There is a three globe street light on the corner. There is concrete steps and walkway from the street to the entry steps. On the left of the church is a two story building with a stack of firewood along the end of the building facing College Way. On the right, in the background, are a couple of 1920’s, maybe early 1930’s cars on Main Street and three storefronts can be seen. The one on the right has a sign towards the top of the two story building DRUGS.
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Date Created

circa 1925


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