Maplewood History: The Maplewood Christian Church

A request for information about this subject from Councilman Barry Greenberg made me think why don’t I just share this with everyone.  So here you go.  Here is everything I have on the Maplewood Christian Church.

Barry's question was where was the location that this photo was taken.  the answer is that the buildings were once located directly across Oakview Terrace from the present day location of Citizen's Bank.  The bank would not be formed until four years after this 1911 photo was taken.  Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Barry’s question was at what location was this photo taken? The answer is that the buildings were once located directly across Oakview Terrace from the present day location of Citizen’s Bank. The bank would not be formed until four years after this 1911 photo was made. Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Newspaper clipping from the 1958 Jubilee section of the Maplewood Observer.  Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Newspaper clipping from the 1958 Jubilee section of the Maplewood Observer. Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Newspaper clipping from a 1954 Maplewood Observer. Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Newspaper clipping from a 1954 Maplewood Observer. Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Newspaper clipping from a 1954 Maplewood Observer. Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Newspaper clipping from a 1954 Maplewood Observer. Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Newspaper clipping from a 1954 Maplewood Observer. Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

Newspaper clipping from a 1954 Maplewood Observer. Courtesy of the Maplewood Public Library.

From the 1909 St. Louis County Plat Book.

From the 1909 St. Louis County Plat Book.

In 2007, the Crossroads Presbyterian Fellowship bought the attractive mid-century modern building from the Maplewood Christian Church seen here in this 2008 photo.

In 2007, the Crossroads Presbyterian Fellowship bought the attractive mid-century modern building (seen here in this 2008 photo) from the Maplewood Christian Church.  While I’m not a member I get a very good feeling when my wife and I visit this building for their annual, second-to-none, Christmas program.  I can highly recommend it.

 

5 thoughts on “Maplewood History: The Maplewood Christian Church

  1. Hi – My husband and I were members of Maplewood Christian. The membership had dwindled down to very few people at the time of the sale of the building. They continued to meet for a time after the building was sold in a rented Maplewood storefront. After a couple of years or so the church disbanded. I am still in contact with a few of the members.

    • Hello, I was a member of the church of the church, but left for university in 1958. I remember the Sweet family, especially Nancy Sweet who was a classmate of mine at MRH High School. I know that she married another friend, Phil Dare, but do not know what they are up to.

      I remember well the fire in the original building, we watched it with tears from the Junior High on Lyndover Ave.

      Alan Moreland
      Charleston, South Carolina

  2. If anyone out there knows the answers to these two questions, I guess they’re keeping them to themselves.

  3. So what happened to the Maplewood Christian Church congregation after they sold the building? Disband, merge, or are they meeting somewhere?

  4. Thanks Doug, it appears that the replacement building was constructed shortly after the fire. Maybe someone knows why there was never a stair constructed to access the choir loft.