Those Lutheran Swedes came largely to the area in the 1870s-1880s. As the Swedish, and this Lutheran, population grew, a church to accommodate the growing numbers was needed. So those who belonged to the local congregation of the Augustana Swedish Lutheran Church, with a nearby sister congregation, began plans and work for their new church. Construction began in 1899 and was finished and dedicated the next year.
For the next decade, a bell was added, as was a basement, coal furnace and pipe organ. Until 1925, Swedish was the only language spoken within the walls of the church. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, the church is still active today.