First English Lutheran Church (Syracuse, New York)

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First English Lutheran Church
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First English Lutheran Church (Syracuse, New York) is located in New York
First English Lutheran Church (Syracuse, New York)
First English Lutheran Church (Syracuse, New York) is located in the US
First English Lutheran Church (Syracuse, New York)
Location 501 James St., Syracuse, New York
Coordinates 43°3′14″N 76°8′46″W / 43.05389°N 76.14611°W / 43.05389; -76.14611Coordinates: 43°3′14″N 76°8′46″W / 43.05389°N 76.14611°W / 43.05389; -76.14611
Built 1911
Architect Russell, Archimedes; King, Melvin
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
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Added to NRHP March 04, 1998

First English Lutheran Church is located at the corner of James Street and Townsend Street. This church was founded in 1879 Syracuse, New York. The building was designed by Archimedes Russell and built in 1911. It is significant for its mission-inspired architecture.

This church had active worship services on Sundays at 10:30 am (winter sessions)and 9:30 am (summer hours), with Sunday school for children. There is a summer program for children K-4th grades. Summer program ended 2011 ***NOTE: They will close on December 14 for the Holidays

They will open on January 4 and operate for the month of January ONLY.

Hopefully by the end of January we will have another location for this mission.***

A food pantry is available at First English, with hours 9 am (EST) to 11:45 am (EST). now closed

A clothes closet is also available from 9 am (EST) to 11 am (EST). also to close

The church's mission statement says that it is "a safe, spiritual haven for sharing the truth and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ" and that they "welcome all people regardless of race, creed, color or sexual orientation for worship and community services," that they "respect the needs of a changing world, maintain a history of our Lutheran roots and heritage, recognize our God given talents, especially the gift of music, grow as we reach out to serve our neighbors, friends of FEL, as well as each other," and that they "hope, trust and pray that we might fulfill God's mission to share our many blessings."[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Petrick, Michelle (1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: First English Lutheran Church". Retrieved 2008-12-28.  and Accompanying 6 photos, exterior and interior, from 1997

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