Fenton To Host Church Tours Saturday

The Fenton History Center will host “A Peek Inside” tour of four Jamestown historic churches on Saturday. Submitted photo

The Fenton History Center will host “A Peek Inside” tour of four of Jamestown’s historic churches on Saturday. Join genealogist Janet Wahlberg and curator Jenn Champ for a new and unique tour of Jamestown’s historic churches.

Meet at St. Luke’s Church at 10:45 a.m. The cost is $10/adults, and children are free.

The tour begins at St. Lukes Episcopal Church at 10:45 a.m. where we will tour the inside of this stunning Medina Redstone building with Gothic and Romanesque detailing. The church is located at the corner of Main and Fourth streets. This congregation originally formed in 1834. The cornerstone for the current building was placed in 1863. We will then walk to First Presbyterian Church located at 307 Prendergast Avenue, a Lombard Romanesque Church built in 1927. The original congregation formed in 1835. From there we will stop outside the Robert H. Jackson Center on 4th and Prendergast to hear the story of Rose Kent, benefactor of the First Church — Christ Scientist located at 321 Prendergast Ave. The group will walk to First Church-Christ Scientist to see the inside of the 1891 church, including its beautiful organ.

Finally, we will travel by car to First Lutheran Church located at 120 Chandler St. First Lutheran is a rugged cathedral style church built of Red & Grey Medina Sandstone. The congregation was formed by Swedish immigrants in 1856.

At each church will be a representative who will give a tour and answer questions. We are thankful to each of the church congregations for opening their doors and letting us explore the beauty inside! For more information, you can call 664-6256.

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