AKA: First Baptist Church #1, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Palmer, Isaac, Architect/Builder (firm); Isaac A. Palmer (architect)

Dates: [unspecified], demolished 1897

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4th Avenue
Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104

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Eleven original members organized Seattle's 1st Baptist Church congregation in 12/1869, first meeting at the home of Abigail Hanford. The group erected its first house of worship in 1872 on a site bounded by 4th and 5th Avenue and James and Cherry Streets. This facility was used until the late 1890s.

Building History

In 1896, the 1st Baptist Church operated on 4th Avenue between James and Jefferson Streets. George Robert Cairns, evangelist, preached during morning and evening services. (See "In the Churches,"Seattle Times, 08/08/1896, p.3.)


The 1st Baptist Church #1 was torn down.

PCAD id: 8608