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7th Avenue Congregational Church of Christ Records

Identifier: WH2513

Content Description

The collection dates from between 1905 and 2006 and documents the history of the 7th Avenue Congregational Church of Christ. The collection includes two scrapbooks containing clippings and handwritten notes; a Church Roll and Record Book containing membership, baptismal, wedding, death, and funeral information; correspondence; church programs; photocopies of marriage licenses; programs and writings from other churches; a b/w photograph; pamphlet; and handwritten prayer.


  • 1905-2006


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

The 7th Avenue Congregational Church of Christ, originally called The Villa Park Congregational Church, formed in 1871. Its first building was located at West 9th Avenue and Knox Court in Denver, Colorado. The church was dedicated by Reverend George Rose on October 1, 1890.

In 1912, the Villa Park Congregational Church purchased two lots at West 7th Avenue and King Street. The Villa Park Congregational Church became the 7th Avenue Congregational Church in January 1913. On March 30, 1913, the first stone was laid for a new church building at the King Street location. On September 7, 1913, Reverend Frank Bailey preached the Dedicatory Service in the newly constructed building at 678 King Street. The building was sold to the Church of the Advent in May 2016.


1 box (.5 linear feet)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Ginger L. Vigil for Sharon and Eugene Dittmar, 2023.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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