Immanuel Lutheran Church (Valparaiso, Indiana)

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Immanuel Lutheran Church
Heritage Lutheran (1891) (Washington).jpg
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Valparaiso, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Valparaiso, Indiana)
Location 308 N. Washington St., Valparaiso, Indiana
Coordinates 41°28′16″N 87°3′38″W / 41.47111°N 87.06056°W / 41.47111; -87.06056Coordinates: 41°28′16″N 87°3′38″W / 41.47111°N 87.06056°W / 41.47111; -87.06056
Built 1891
Architect Riedel, J. M. F.
Architectural style Gothic, Victorian Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82000028[1]
Added to NRHP February 19, 1982

The congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana was founded in 1862 by 45 German families.[2] The church building was erected in 1891 by Henry Lemster and his son Charles. A fire gutted the building in 1975, marks of which can still be seen on the altar and pews. The Immanuel Lutheran congregation moved to a new site on Glendale Boulevard, while 60 members formed a new congregation named Heritage Lutheran Church and restored the historic building.[3]

An undated old photo shows a taller steeple and a two story parsonage adjacent to the parish hall, which is no longer extant.[4] A photo from the courthouse tower northward, c. 1900, shows the taller steeple on the church.[5] The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Historic Districts and Structures[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Porter County Interim Report, p. 51.
  3. ^ Neeley, p. 52.
  4. ^ Neely, p. 77.
  5. ^ Neeley, p. 77.

References[edit]

  • Mullins, Lanette (2002). Images of America; Valparaiso – Looking Back, Moving Forward. Chicago, Illinois: Arcadia Publishing. 
  • Neeley, George E. (1989). City of Valparaiso, A Pictorial History. St. Louis, Missouri: G. Bradley Publishing, Inc. 
  • Porter County Interim Report, Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana;. July 1991. 

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