West Side Presbyterian Church


City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin

Courtesy of Carol

The West Side Presbyterian Church grew out of a union mission Sunday school,
organized by Rev. Charles KELSEY, in the year 1900. A chapel was built at the northeast corner of Eleventh and Liberty streets, west side. The opening service was held December, 30, 1900. The Sunday school was organized January 2, and the first session of the school held January 6, 1901. The chapel building was dedicated January 26, 1902.
June 10, 1903, this union mission was organized as the West Side Presbyterian
Church, with twenty-six members. Rev. George W. LUTHER, who had begun service in December, 1902, remained as stated supply of the church until the spring of 1905. He was succeeded in May, 1905, by the present settled pastor, Rev. R. A. CARNAHAN.
The Ladies' Aid Society is older than the church, having been organized in 1900,
and now consists of about forty-five members.
The session of the church consists of Charles SANDELL, clerk; Charles
COCHRAN and B. A. BERNSTEIN. The present membership of the church, October, 1908, is 112. The Sabbath school of about a hundred members meets in two divisions, with C. SANDELL and M. W. LINDERMAN as superintendents, and there is also a home department.
[Source: Rock County, Wisconsin: A new history of it's cities, villages, etc., Vol. I, by William Fiske Brown (editor-in-chief); ©1908 C. F. Cooper, Chicago, IL; pp. 271-272]

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