Grace Lutheran Church
Backstory and Context
Lutheran members in
California took note of Phoenix’s growth in 1911, and they wanted to establish
a Lutheran presence in the city. The members recruited a pastor to start the
church and they purchased the lot on 3rd Street in 1925 after
renting different buildings. The pipe organ is as old as the church and built
by the Hall Organ Company of New Haven, Connecticut. It was first located on
the ground floor close to the pulpit but was moved to its current location in
1960 as part of a church remodel in 1960.
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