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First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, Alton, Illinois

Originally built in the mid 1800's, the First Presbyterian Church in Alton, Illinois has withstood the hardships of war, economic difficulties, tornados and fire. In fact, it was a fire that severely damaged the original carved cross and other parts of the church. Fortunately, the church retained drawings of the original carvings, which the team Agrell Architectural Carving used to recreate the wood carved shades for the organ case and to construct a massive cross carved in oak, which now hangs suspended from the roof.


"You are in a class by yourself. I am certain that we could not have stayed within the borders of the United States and found another firm able to produce such exquisite carving."

—Kenneth Dobson

First Presbyterian Church, Alton, Illinois