historic

Church Building

The Dayton First Congregational Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Even though it was built in 1903, the church body was founded in 1877, giving us the honorable designation of a Heritage Church in the State of Washington.

The sanctuary portion of the building was constructed in 1903. It has two stories, with the sanctuary and a small office on the top floor and a dining/meeting room on the bottom floor. The sanctuary has a beautiful bead board ceiling, beautiful wood trim, and several historic stained glass windows. The dining/meeting room has a bead board ceiling and a unique tile floor.

The education wing was constructed in 1954-55. It has 3 Sunday school rooms, a nursery, and a choir room on the top floor, and a youth room, fireside/meeting room, and kitchen on the bottom floor. Many rooms in the education wing have folding wall dividers to enable multiple room configurations.

The church has been well cared for and is in excellent condition.