Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1873, demolished 1891

2 stories

2nd Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101

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2nd Avenue between Spring Street and Seneca Street.

This congregation, founded in 1869-1870, first met on the second floor of Henry Yesler's store at 2nd Avenue and Yesler Street. It then built its first facility in 1873 on 2nd Avenue between Seneca Street and Spring Street. This church was a tall, wood-frame, Gothic Revival building that became, by 1891, too small for the expanding congregation, which included some of Seattle's most influential citizens. The church sold this property for $32,000, realizing a healthy profit, as it had gotten the land free from the Denny Family. It built its next Richardsonian Romanesque church on the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and University Street.

This first Plymouth Congregational Church stood on the east side of 2nd Street, one lot north of Spring Street.

Demolished. This lot was occupied from 1906-on by the Second and Spring Building at 1100 2nd Avenue; King County iMap indicated its historic name to have been the "Security Pacific Building." (See King County, Assessor's Department, Property Record for King County Parcel #0942000070,Accessed 10/03/2014.)

PCAD id: 10099