AKA: First Presbyterian Church #1, Downtown, Seattle, WA; Mount Zion Baptist Church, Downtown, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Williams and Krumbein, Architects (firm); Justus F. Krumbein (architect); Warren Heywood Williams (architect)

Dates: constructed 1876

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3rd Avenue and Madison Street
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104

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The 1st Presbyterian Church #1 was located on the southeast corner of 3rd Avenue and Madison Street.

Building History

The congregation grew very quickly between 1877-1892, from 150 to 480 parishioners, necessitating that a new church with a larger capacity be built. In 1894, a new 1500-seat church was built at 4th Avenue and Spring Street.

In 1896, the Mount Zion Baptist Church utilized this old Presbyterian facility for its congregation. J.C. Pegram was the Baptist minister at this time. (See "In the Churches,"Seattle Times, 08/08/1896, p.3.)

Building Notes

The Directory of the City of Seattle, 1879, (p. 63), listed the Presbyterian Church at the corner of Marion Street and 3rd Avenue, although this was in error.


The 1st Presbyterian Church #1 was razed. In 2021, the 4th and Madison Building occupied it site.

PCAD id: 5381