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Broad Ripple, Wellington Union Church collection

 Collection — Folder: S2714
Identifier: S2714

Scope and Contents

This collection includes meeting minutes from the Wellingtion Union Church in Broad Rippke, Indiana (now a neighborhood in Indianapolis) and an agreement between the church trustees and the trustees of the town of Broad Ripple ranging from July 27 to 29, 1899, regarding the transfer of land where the Union Church building once stood to the town of Broad Ripple, Indiana "for a town hall and park purposes."


  • 1899

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The original Union Church building—used by Methodist, Presbyterians, and Baptists—was constructed in 1851 at the northwest corner of Hancock and Morgan streets (now Westfield Boulevard and Guilford Avenue) on land donated by Jacob C. Coil, Jr. The small building was used by Baptists, Presbyterians, and Methodists throughout the next few decades. The Broad Ripple Methodist Episcopal Church continued to use the building until 1887, when the congregation moved to a new church building on the southeast corner of Morgan Street (now Guilford Avenue) and Coil Street (now East 62nd Street).

The towns of Broad Ripple and Wellington north of Indianapolis, merged in 1884 and continued on as Broad Ripple until the town was annexed to Indianapolis in 1922.

The land where the Wellington Union Church stood was transferred to the town of Broad Ripple to be used for a town hall and park space. All money from the sale of the old church building and furniture went to the Broad Ripple Methodist Episcopal Church.


Items in the collection.

Mattson, Donald E. "One Hundred Fifty Years in Broad Ripple: Celebrating Methodism's Outpost for Preaching the Gospel in Broad Ripple, 1852-2002." Broad Ripple United Methodist Church. 2002. Accessed November 19, 2018.

The Polis Center. "Broad Ripple." The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Accessed November 19, 2018.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Williard Heiss on 1963-02-26


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/11/19 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2018/11/19 by Brittany Kropf.
Broad Ripple, Wellington Union Church collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.