Art and Heritage of First Presbyterian Church of Arkansas City, KS, is a Worship Committee project. Its focus is to recognize the beauty of the church’s physical facility while acknowledging memorials established by those who felt a spiritual call to create that beauty. Such expressions of faith have sustained the church’s heritage for 147 years.
Published in May, 2020, it contains 98 pages, over 110 photographs, 7 documents, short audio and video files (available on request). Sample stories are a rose window created in 1940 using stained glass from war-torn Europe, a 1914 film clip of the church under construction, the building’s neoclassic architecture, the 1873 storefront where the church was organized, an ill-timed building proposal doomed by the 1929 stock market crash, a memorial to two members who lost their lives in World War 1, and beautiful stained glass throughout.
First Presbyterian Church
321 South 1st Street
PO Box 815
Arkansas City, KS 67005