Donate to help restore former St. John’s Lutheran Church

You can donate funds to help restore a local historic landmark. The former St. John’s Lutheran Church was built in 1852 in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, at the intersection of county roads 15 and 32. When a major storm blew through in early July, it took the roof off the church. There was concern the building would be torn down, but it was decided there is enough community support to keep it standing. Much work needs to be done, though, in addition to replacing the roof. Painting is needed and some lawn work, too. This building is part of the German heritage of the area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can donate starting next week at any local First Source Bank into the fund titled Friends of the St. John’s Lutheran Church Association.

Photo of the historic former St. John's Lutheran Church taken before the storm took off the roof this summer.

Photo of the historic former St. John’s Lutheran Church taken before the storm took off the roof this summer.

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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