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Oklahoma City's City Presbyterian Church, in former Pilgrim Congregational, sets open house

City Presbyterian Church is throwing open its new red doors to new neighbors, former members of old Pilgrim Congregational, and anyone else who wants to see how the historic property is being transformed.
by Richard Mize Published: March 27, 2014
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City Presbyterian Church is throwing open its new red doors to new neighbors, former members of old Pilgrim Congregational, and anyone else who wants to see how the historic property is being transformed.

City Presbyterian last November acquired the long-closed church property — the late Gothic Revival-style church house at 1433 Classen Drive and its office wing at 829 NW 13 — and has been working on it since.

It looks like the goal of a grand opening and first worship on Easter, April 20, will be met, said the Rev. Bobby Griffith. Meanwhile, City Presbyterian continues to meet at First Church, 131 NW 4.

Griffith said the church has located some former members of Pilgrim Congregational Church and hopes more will get word the church buildings have found new life.

The property, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed by Oklahoma City’s Hawk & Parr architects and built in 1920. It has not been used a church since the 1980s, when Pilgrim Congregational merged with Mayflower Congregational Church.

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by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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