About 1300 sq ft of space (27' x 48') with hardwood floor, stage, piano, 17 ft. ceiling, stain-glassed windows. Space for banquet-style seating of up to 95 people, or audience-style seating for up to 125. Tables and chairs provided.
The stage sits about 12 inches off the ground, and is 20' wide x 8' deep
The Nauvoo Kirche is located at 190 N Page St--a couple blocks north of Mulholland and a couple blocks East of the Nauvoo temple, in a quiet neighborhood. Because it sits on a lot not much bigger than the building itself, the only parking close-up is street parking. Please be courteous to the neighbors. Additionally, there is a "Nauvoo Temple and Public Parking" lot about 5-minutes (walking) from the Kirche or other street parking on Knight St, Page St, or Mulholland St.
Contact owners regarding specific pricing for your group. The range is $150 to $350 per activity or day, depending on size of group, time of year, and length of daily activity. Include those details in your inquiry for an accurate quote. Local residents of Nauvoo, if you are wanting to use the building during the off season, contact us for a discounted rate. Those wanting to reserve the building for more than 5 days, you may also inquire about a discounted rate.
March 18, 1855 - The First Presbyterian Church of Nauvoo was organized at the “Hall of the Seventies.”
March 22, 1856 - Reverend Waldenmeyer performed the marriage ceremony for Joseph Smith III and Emmeline Griswold.
1869 - The Deutsche Evangelischer Presbyterianer Kirche was organized.
1872 - The Kirche was built for $700. Bricks from Mormon Pioneer homes, including John D. Lee’s, were used to build the church. Nauvoo Temple stone was used for the basement foundation and front steps.
1872-1903 - The German and English congregations held services on alternate Sundays.
1890s - The parsonage was built next door to the Kirche.
1903 - The German and English congregations combined; all services were held in English.
1910ish - The bell was purchased from the Cincinnati Bell Company for $125. It was rung at the start of each Sunday as a Call to Worship.
1914 - A storm destroyed the steeple of the belfry.
1985 - The parsonage was sold after being in use for almost 100 years.
June 21, 2020 - The final service was held; it was reflected that “some people come into our lives and quietly go; some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.”
August 15, 2020 - J. Phil and Heidi Harrop purchased the Kirche with its beautiful windows and bell via public auction. Their hope is to preserve the building as a place of gathering in the community.
Perfect for youth groups or family reunions
Gather 'round the campfire or splash in the river!
The stain-glassed windows of this building are in desperate need of refurbishing (they are bowing), which is a very expensive process! If anyone is inclined to donate towards this cause, click the link below.