1886 Historical Church
147 S. 1st Ave, Brighton, CO, USA
www.brightonco.gov/egov/docs… - 303-655-2204 (Brighton Rec Center)
1886 Historical Church Brighton Reviews
Nice little church. Great for a small wedding Mar 07, 2008
The 1886 Church, as the name implies was built in the year 1886. It is the oldest building still standing in Brighton. It was also the first church in Brighton. Brighton was not an official city until 1887. Prior to it’s constructions the Presbyterians held their services in private homes or even in a local tavern. Other religious denominations soon built churches as well. But, none are still standing today.
The Presbyterians used this church until 1917. They then sold it to the Emmaus Lutherans. They used it for many years. It changed hands a few more times, until it was deeded to the Adams County Historical Society. They, with a grant from the Colorado Centennial Society and the other state agencies began repairs and renovations to rescue the building from collapse.
Today it is managed by the City of Brighton. Services are not held any longer. But, the church can be rented out for weddings and other occasions. The fee is $230 ($210 for Residents), but $160 of that is a refundable deposit of damage and keys. The church can seat up to 75 people with additional folding chairs (60 fit in the pews). There are no restroom facilities and the building is not handicapped accessible. There is parking behind the church, and in the RTD lot further behind the church.
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