Evangelical Church



1512 1st Street SW


In 1938, Calgary's Alliance Church, affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, was formed. In 1954. Alliance church built this white concrete block edifice at 1512, 1st  Street SW.

It was designed in the Brutalist style. The building has elevated corners evoking the image of towers. It features straight sides and crenulated corners.

The evangelical Immanuel Church took over this building in 1969. Immanuel Church is still in existance today, working strongly to serve the community with such services as “Inn from the Cold”.

The church itself has undergone a number of overall colour changes, however one feature has always stayed the same – the “Jesus is Lord” banner painted across the north side of the building. 


Jesus is lord sign

Immanuel Church




Alliance Church


Alliance Church with the trolley lines in front


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