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Lockerbie Square United Methodist Church (Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.) records

Identifier: LOC-2010-0091

Collection Statement

The collection contains Administrative Board Minutes, Board of Trustees Minutes, Blue Prints, Centennial Celebration materials, Directories, History, Correspondence, Local Conference minutes, Real Estate records, Sunday School records, Membership and Transfer records and Tithing records along with various other materials from New York Street UMC in Indianapolis. Also included are photographs of the church, congregation and church activities.


  • 1918 - 1974


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Historical Sketch

In 1852 a small group of German people with a preacher named Riele organized a congregation which first met in a schoolhouse. After a year they formed the German Congregational Church, which in 1855 was formally adopted as a mission by the Indiana Conference of the Evangelical Association. This church was first known as Immanuel, later as Salem and then as the First Evangelical Church. The present church building was erected in 1882.

In 1946 the First Evangelical Church merged with the United Brethren and in 1968 with the Methodists to form the New York Street United Methodist Church. In 1979 the church became Lockerbie Square UMC. In 2006 it merged with Central Avenue UMC and became known as Lockerbie Central UMC. It was a member of the South Indiana Conference and was the mother church of three other Indianapolis churches: Second Church, Beville Avenue, and Broadway. The church closed in 2013. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1853 Founded as First German Evangelical Church

1855-1870 Immanuel Church

1870-1871 Salem Church

1871-1946 First Evangelical Church

1946-1968 New York Street Evangelical United Brethren Church

1968-1979 New York Street United Methodist Church

1979-2006 Lockerbie Square United Methodist Church

2006-2013 Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church

* 2006 merged with Central Avenue UMC * closed 2013


5.07 Cubic Feet (10 document cases, 1 blueprint, 1 oversize item, 1 volume)

Language of Materials


Jenney Taylor
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Description is in English.

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