Trinity United Methodist Church, organized in 1859 claims to be Denver’s First Church. I, Zeb the Duck, with Chanel the Bear, visited this beautiful church at 1820 Broadway in Denver, Colorado.
Known today as Trinity United Methodist Church, is was first known as Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church.
We went inside. From the front this is the view looking toward the balcony.
We love stained glass windows, so we were happy. Isn’t this a great wooden Nativity display.
Chanel and I fit right into this scene. Climbing the stairs to the balcony, we had an impressive view of the organ.
Completed in 1888, under the supervision of Frank Roosevelt of the Roosevelt Organ Works of New York, this organ has been carefully maintained. In 1888 electricity was not dependable. A water wheel was connected to an artesian well in the sub-basement of the building. Thus in an emergency, there would be electricity to power the organ. This organ has 4,275 pipes. That is a lot! Looking around the balcony, there are a lot of seats in this church.
We liked this sculpture.
The inscription says “He Shall Gather the Lambs”. This church has many symbols of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). There are three arches over the Broadway Street entrance and three sections of the steeple.
Also within the proscenium arch above the organ’s pipes, there are 66 lights. Each light represents a book of the Bible.
This Roosevelt organ is so large. Doesn’t the organist look small? When you are downtown Denver, we recommend that you visit this church. The church is beautiful and the organ is fantastic. Even when the weather is not perfect for outdoor activities, remember to visit special buildings, museums and other great indoor exhibits.