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"Brick" Presbyterian Church


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"Brick" Presbyterian Church

The beautiful, stately, historic church, known familiarly as Brick Church because of its 17-inch thick brick walls, stands solidly in a picturesque setting of prairie land.


The church, organized in 1854 was built in 1872 to last as a house of praise to the Lord. Today's members continue to warmly welcome all who pass through these doors.



Hours: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., Worship, 10:45 p.m.
Address: 6 miles north on Highway "M"
Phone: 417-466-3572

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