AKA: First Church of the Evangelical Association, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA; Auditorium Evangelical Church, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1906-1907

2nd Avenue North
Uptown, Seattle, WA 98109

The 1st Church of the Evangelical Association was located at 2nd North and Valley Street in Seattle.


This congregation formed in 1888 as the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Seattle, with a small Gothic Revival church at Taylor Avenue North and North Harrison Street. This church was outgrown by 1906-1907, when this second church, called the "First Church of the Evangelical Association," opened at 2nd Avenue North and Valley Street.

Building History

In 1906, the congregation sold the first church property at Taylor and Harrison for a handsome profit of $9,000, and bought a $3,500 parcel at 2nd Avenue North and Valley Street on which to build a larger facility. This second building cost over ten times of the first, at $17,000, the building effort managed by the paster, R. Hornschuch. Hornschuch's church was dedicated in 1907. (See 1st United Methodist Church of Seattle, Evangelical United Brethren Church of Seattle Timeline, accessed 02/19/2015.)

Building Notes

In the mid-1890s the Evangelical Association suffered a doctrinal schism with some affiliates leaving it to form the "United Evangelical Church." In 1922, the two sides reformed, causing this congregation to restore its affiliation with the Evangelical Association; it changed its name to the "Evangelical Church." A few years later, the name was again tinkered with to become the "Auditorium Evangelical Church," altered to acknowledge the church's proximity to the new Seattle Civic Auditorium completed in 1928.

PCAD id: 19516