240 East Washington Street

Martinsville, Indiana


1951

A new education wing which

included classrooms, a parlor,

choir room and large basement

was constructed.

1956 & 1957


The first women, Catherine Shireman, Elsie Hardwick, and Ruth Rusie, were elected as deaconesses.  The first woman, Inez Reynolds, served as an elder. 





​1880


In 1880 church leaders decided to build a new building at the present location, 240 East Washington Street.  Construction and financing began and on August 21, 1881, the first service was held. The total cost of construction was $8,416.78.

2005-Keller Hall Addition


A major addition of a large meeting room, kitchen facilities and

renovation of the church was

performed as a result of a generous

estate gift by longtime

member Roxanna Keller.  

1941-100th Anniversary


The stained glass windows facing Washington Street were installed

and dedicated on

December 4th, 1941.

1841


The Presbyterian church was the second church to be organized in Martinsville, but was the first to have an official meeting place.  A church building was constructed in 1842 on the northwest corner of Jefferson and Jackson Streets, now the parking lot of the Martinsville Reporter.

First Presbyterian Church


Our History