The Congregational Church was dedicated by the Reverend Cushing Eells December 11, 1881.


  • First Congregational Church at the corner of F and 4th streets, about 1890.
    First Congregational Church at the corner of F and 4th streets, about 1890.
  • Reverend Cushing Eells established Congregational churches throughout eastern Washington Territory.
    Reverend Cushing Eells established Congregational churches throughout eastern Washington Territory.

The Congregational church was organized by Reverend Cushing Eells on February 20, 1881 in a hotel room over a bar in the new town. 

The members paid for and dedicated their first, wooden, church building on 4th Street near the corner with F on December 11, 1881.  

The 30’ x 50’ building had a 10’ x 10’ tower 75’ high.  

The church could seat 300 people and had a 500lb bell donated by Rev. Eells. 

First Congregational Church 40th Anniversary 1881 - 1921