First Presbyterian Church


Building Information

Building Information: 
First Presbyterian Church was founded in 1839 at a meeting moderated by Reverend Nichols Cyrus. The building, designed by Lucas Bradley, was dedicated in 1852 and remains a landmark at the corner of 6th Street and College Avenue. It is the oldest church building still in continuous use in Racine. The Church is built in the Grecian-Doric style and includes a portico with two columns. Ihrman Hall was added in 1885 and in 1996, a further expansion was carried out. In 2008, a renovation of the Sanctuary was completed.

Visitor Experience

Visitor Experience: 
Visitors to First Presbyterian will experience a magnificent sanctuary that has housed a family of faith for 175 years. The décor is exquisite, with a large central chandelier that amply illuminates and accentuates the beauty of the sanctuary. There are five memorial windows on either side of the sanctuary and an open chancel area that was redesigned in 2008. Visitors will be able to enjoy the peace of the sanctuary and gaze upon the magnificent organ pipes that are used to lead worship. First Presbyterian has a rich history in offering "sanctuary" and is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.


716 College Avenue
Racine, WI 53403



10AM - 2PM

Event Permissions:

Photography Permitted: 
Photography Permitted
Filming Permitted: 
Filming Permitted

Building Accessibility:

Fully accessible to persons with disabilities

Restroom Availability:

Restrooms will be available for visitors