First Scandinavian Lutheran Church

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331 4th Street, Manistee, MI, United States

CONSTRUCTED: 1874-1875

In 1874, the Swedes and Norwegians left the Danes at what has become Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 300 Walnut St. The Swedes and Norwegians then built their own church at 331 Fourth St., which became the First Scandinavian Lutheran Church.

The Swedes left the Norwegians in 1884 and the structure became the Norwegian Lutheran Church, which closed in 1948. It was the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses when it was listed on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites in 1987. Today the building has been renovated into a modern office.

1 Comment

  1. Lynn Freedlund

    My Grandfather, Carl M. Paulson was the pastor here. My parents were married in this church and I was baptized here. The parsonage was adjacent to the church and torn down to make room for a parking lot.


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