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Property Name Welborn Community Congregational Church
Reference Number 13000166
State Kansas
County Wyandotte
Town Kansas City
Street Address 5217 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/16/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Welborn Community Congregational Church was built in two phases during the mid-20th century. The church sanctuary is housed in a late 1930s Collegiate Gothic-style building designed by Kansas City architect Ernest 0. Brostrom at the end of his career. A Modern-style education wing designed by architect Raymond Meyn was added onto the east side of the church in 1959. The church congregation was established in 1874, which constructed its first house of worship on this same location in 1882. This building is nominated to the Register of Historic Kansas Places for its architecture and its association with the development of the Welborn neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. Today, the church is known as the Welborn Community United Church of Christ.


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