Our Saviour’s Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church (1891)

July 16th, 2012 Posted in Churches, Gothic, Hartford

Another Scandinavian church in Frog Hollow in Hartford was built in 1891 at the corner of Russ Street and Babcock Street. Our Saviour’s Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1883, making it the oldest Lutheran Church in continuous existence in the Hartford area. It was located in Frog Hollow until the 1950s, when the congregation moved to West Hartford Road in Newington. In 1967, the church merged with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, which had been founded by Swedish immigrants in 1945. The church, unified under the name Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, is located at 1655 Main Street in Newington. The old church building in Hartford is now home to Iglesia Adventista Del 7mo Dia.

  1. 2 Responses to “Our Saviour’s Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church (1891)”

  2. By Fran Tivey on Dec 27, 2012

    I’m so thankful for the information on my ancestors church. There seemed to be some confusion as to the correct address. I’ve found in the 1919 city directories of Hartford that the church was located at 172 Russ St/corner of Babcock, while on the internet this church is known today as located at 174 Russ St.
    Also was very pleased with the photo you offered.

    Thank you
    Fran

  3. By John on May 6, 2013

    this church was from 1957 to 1986 Our Lady of Fatima, serving the Portuguese community.

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