First Presbyterian Church, Portland

First Presbyterian Church, Portland

In 1851 Portland was incorporated as a city and three years afterward the First Presbyterian Church was built. It is a very beautiful stone building with a tall steeple. Construction began in 1886 and was completed in 1890. The building has been called "one of the finest examples" of High Victorian Gothic architecture in the state of Oregon. It features stained-glass windows made by Portland's Povey Brothers Art Glass Works - they are beautiful and can be found throughout the church.

The building also boasts a bell cast with bronze from captured Civil War cannons. The bell is rung twice a day, in the morning and evening. First Presbyterian Church is a grand place to worship and marvel its historic building and its lovely garden.

The church building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Sight Name: First Presbyterian Church
Sight Location: Portland, USA (See walking tours in Portland)
Sight Type: Religious
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