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12 historic buildings open to public during ‘City of Churches Tour’ Dec. 6

Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St., is one of 12 congregations participating in the "City of Churches" tour Dec. 6. (Courtesy photo)

Twelve central-city congregations will illustrate how Fort Wayne earned its nickname during the fourth annual “City of Churches” tour on Friday, Dec. 6.

Between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. the churches will be open to the public, at no charge, allowing visitors of all ages a glimpse at each congregation’s unique history and architecture. Some of the churches will also offer refreshments and Christmas music. Visitors may come and go as they please at each church .

Organizers hope that by making people aware of these historic buildings, there will be a desire to preserve them for future generations. Participating churches include:

Bethlehem Lutheran, 3705 S. Anthony St.;

Pilgrim Baptist, 1331 Gay St.;

Zion Lutheran, 2313 S. Hanna St.;

St. Peter ‘s Catholic, 518 E. Dewald St.;

Faith United Methodist, 207 E. Dewald St.;

Fort Wayne Baptist, 2323 Fairfield Ave.;

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, 1636 Saint Mary’s Ave.;

Trinity Episcopal, 611 W. Berry St.;

Plymouth Congregational, 501 W. Berry St.;

First Presbyterian, 300 W. Wayne St.;

Trinity English Lutheran, 450 W. Washington Blvd.;

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St. (use entrance on Calhoun).

More details can be found at: facebook/citychurches

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