Protestant Episcopal Church building in Seattle is consecrated on June 11, 1870.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 7/21/1999
  • Essay 1510
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On June 11, 1870, the new Protestant Episcopal Church building in Seattle is consecrated by Bishop Morris and the Reverends Edward Hyland and William H. Summers. It is located at the northwest corner of 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street.

Originally the Protestant Episcopal Church held its services in the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Reverend Peter Edward Hyland conducted the denomination's first service in Seattle on August 13, 1865. The parishioners soon decided they needed a church building. The site was selected and apparently an architect by the name of Abbott designed the 24 x 48 foot church. Construction began in 1870.

Church services were held there till the church burned down in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889.



Thomas Prosch, "A Chronological History of Seattle from 1850 to 1897" (Typescript, dated 1900-1901, Northwest Collection, University of Washington Library, Seattle), 200.

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