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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Early Churches in Minot

After the original town site of Minot was established, the Methodists, Presbyterians and Baptists were the first  congregations to take advantage of free lots offered to churches. Within two years after the town had started and as early as 1884, these three denominations all had houses of worship within a block of Main Street on 2nd Avenue in Downtown Minot. The Methodists formed the first congregations held the first church services…. The Presbyterians were the second to form a congregation and the first to erect a building in the city….. the Baptists were the first to build a brick walled church. By 1887 the Roman Catholic and Lutheran Churches were established in Minot also. Shown below are the Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church and St Leo's Catholic Church in about 1908 as the steeples are being built. The Methodist church was on the corner of 2nd Ave. and 1st St. SE..... the Presbyterian Church was on the corner of 2nd Ave. SW

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