Like Second Presbyterian Church's Mosley Mission, the Railroad Mission of First Presbyterian Church attempted to bring the city's growing number of immigrants, Catholics, and unchurched workers under Protestant influence. As this excerpt from the church's history conveyes, the congregation employed a missionary or seminary student to got into a largely working class district and plant a new church.

Philo Adams Otis, The First Presbyterian Church, 1833-1913: A History of the Oldest Organization in Chicago (Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1913), 304-305.

Historical Address: 
3825 S. Dearborn St., Chicago
Contemporary Address: 

3825 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60609

Citation Information

Philo Adams Otis, The First Presbyterian Church, 1833-1913: A History of the Oldest Organization in Chicago (Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1913), 304-305.

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