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Saint Paul United Methodist Church (Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind.) records

Identifier: LOC-2009-0063

Collection Statement

Collection consists of membership, marriage, baptismal, and transfer records, anniversaries, directories, building additions, and documents relating to the sale and closing of the church.


  • 1887 - 2000


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are retained by the United Methodist Church.

Historical Sketch

St. Paul United Methodist Church was founded December 18, 1887, by Dr. J. H. Bayless, with a membership of seven. The first pastor was M. C. Cooper. St. Paul's began its active life in a little schoolhouse on the eastern edge of the city, located on Wayne Trace. These quarters were soon outgrown and a modest frame church was erected on Walton Ave. (now Anthony Blvd.), which was enlarged in 1911 to a very commodious steam-heated building with a seating capacity of 550. This building soon became inadequate and the final house of worship was erected on the corner of Lumbard and Pittsburgh Street. This church at 1406 Lumbard St. held its last service on Easter Sunday, April 2000 after 113 years of existence.


0.43 Cubic Feet (1 document case of 12 folders, 8 volumes)

Language of Materials


Lyndi Parent
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States