Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (Tacoma, Washington) Records

Centennial Anniversary, 1991

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ELCA 7.2.30

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Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (Tacoma, Washington) Records


  • 1891-2003 (Creation)
  • 1891-2003 (Creation)


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Luther Memorial was organized as Zion’s English Evangelical Lutheran Church by Reverend E.G. Lund on June 7, 1891. In 1892 the present site was purchased for $3,500 and a building was erected at a cost of $1,000 and dedicated in August of 1893.The congregation was admitted to the Evangelical Synod of the Northwest in August of 1893, and on September 1, 1901, the congregation withdrew its membership from the Synod of the Northwest to help form the Pacific Synod.

A new church was erected in 1909. On August 16, 1932, the congregation was merged with Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the name of Luther Memorial was adopted. Since the newly merged congregations belonged to different synods, it was decided that the new congregation would remain independent. Not all of the members went into the merger, so Our Savior’s Lutheran Church also existed as a congregation in Tacoma. In 1937, Luther Memorial joined the Northwest District of the American Lutheran Church. The church voted to dissolve on November 14, 2004.

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Contains the records of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Washington, including correspondence, photographs, minutes of congregational and Church Council meetings, financial records, and annual reports.

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