Archive ID: 2018-074-118

Avenue H and 99th Street

Date Created: 1909-09-02

Created By: S.H. Knox & Co.

Donor: Raymond Mulac

Media Type: Postcard

Language: mul


It was very common to use residential scenes on postcards of this era. This view looks north toward the 9800 block of Avenue J. The church in the distance on the east side of the street is one of the oldest on the East Side. It was founded in 1875 as the First Church of the Evangelical Association. In 1913 the congregation sold the property on 98th and Avenue J and built a new church located at 10323 Ewing Avenue. The name of the church was changed to First Evangelical United Brethren Church. A third church located at 110th and Ewing Avenue was constructed in 1954 and the name of the congregation was changed to the East Side United Methodist Church. Title of the postcard is incorrect but probably not a misprint. The street currently known as Avenue J has had other names during its lifetime including 6th Avenue and Avenue H.

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