Central Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records, 1890-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Central Lutheran Church (Seattle, Wash.)
Central Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records
1890-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a5_372 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Central Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Processing funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Historical NoteReturn to Top

A missionary survey to bring English-speaking Lutheranism to the Pacific Northwest caused Holy Trinity Church to be organized on November 3, 1890 with 23 communicant members. The new congregation met in a tin shop which they remodeled. In 1901 this property was sold and the present site was purchased.

As a part of merger effort to unite the many Seattle Lutheran churches, the congregation was reorganized as Central Lutheran Church in 1927, taking families from other close-by churches and at the same time becoming part of the ULCA.

In 1932 the present church was erected where the old one stood. The organ, built by one of the members, is used for practice by the music students throughout the city. The church has at different times operated an Open House for Senior Citizens, was the founder of the Capitol Hill organization of churches called CHOICE, has operated a school for the mentally retarded, has sponsored refugees from Cambodia and Vietnam, and assisted in a community food purchasing group, the Peace Movement, and Lutheran Social Services.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains news clippings, a historical record, various bulletins including Jon and Juni’s wedding, the ordination of Charles Rice, the installation of Rev. R. Bertram Reed, the installation of Rev. Bruce E. Pond, the dedication of new console, and the church’s 50th, 75th and 90th anniversaries, an invitation to the 75th anniversary celebration, a history and description of the organ, a booklet commemorating the 75th anniversary of the church, The Sound of 80 (brochure for musical revue for 80th anniversary dinner), newsletter, membership application, list of church members, a directory and hand book of Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church, and a newsletter of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder

Preferred Citation

From the Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_372, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lutherans--Washington (State)--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Bayard Young, G., 1928-1930
  • Beates, J. F., 1895-1900
  • Beistel, P. S., 1918-1927
  • Brinkman, W. E., 1911-1916
  • Clinton, Donald, 1962-1973
  • Deaton, J. L., 1893
  • Frederick, P. W. H., 1918
  • Holman, H. Stanley, 1935-1942; 1956-1962
  • Keever, Edwin, 1889-1893
  • Lund, E. G., 1908-1911
  • Nelson, Jonathan, 1985-?
  • Olson, Carl, 1930-1935
  • Pond, Bruce E., 1974-1984
  • Reed, R. Bertram, 1952-1955
  • Salo, Cynthia L.
  • Sawyer, John, 1935-1942
  • Yung, H. A. W., 1900-1907
  • Corporate Names :
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Lutheran Church in America
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Northwest Washington Synod
  • United Lutheran Church in America
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Occupations :
  • Clergy