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1921 Year Book and Directory for The Church of the Redeemer in Alton


Smith, Charles Cecil, “1921 Year Book and Directory for The Church of the Redeemer in Alton,” Madison Historical, accessed May 23, 2024,


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This yearbook and directory were printed for Church of the Redeemer in Alton, Illinois in 1921. The book offers a detailed history of their building and the congregation. Also contained in the booklet is the church’s constitution, standing rules (bylaws), and explanations of their denomination (Congregationalism) and church membership. The rest of the booklet is dedicated to listing the names and address of the church’s members. The Church of the Redeemer changed its name to First Congregational Church in the middle of the twentieth century and closed its doors in the later half of the century. The building still stands at the intersection of Sixth and Henry Streets (600 Henry Street) in Alton, Illinois. As of September 2018, it is the site of the Whole Truth Church of Christ. This booklet also contains numerous advertisements for area businesses who sponsored the printing of the booklet.

This booklet was digitized by Phillip Schneider as part of History 400: Community-Engaged Digital History.


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