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The church is located at 310 North K Street, Tacoma, Washington 98403.
Their phone number is 253-383-1569.
Christ Episcopal Church was born in 1889, the same year Washington achieved statehood. The history of Christ Church begins with St. Luke's, a downtown Tacoma congregation organized in the late 1870s. As Tacoma's population expanded due to the railroad and timber industry booms, St. Luke's in downtown Tacoma began to outgrow its space. In 1883, this growth spurred the vestry and rector to form a new parish. They purchased nine lots on the corner of North 3rd and K streets, at that time in the forested outskirts of Tacoma, and started building.
The new church, Trinity Chapel, held its first service in December 1889. The gothic-style church cost $8,000 and held 300 people. In 1926, both St. Luke's and Trinity were facing financial difficulties. In 1927, the parish meeting house was erected and named Wells Hall after the first rector of Trinity Parish.
When first built, Wells Hall contained an assembly room and stage, large gym, Sunday School space, kitchen, sewing room, library, and a "retiring room" for men.
Wells Hall continues to be the center of the church-related activity today, though uses of the space have changed over the years. Trinity House, connecting Wells Hall and the sanctuary, was constructed in 1957 and contains a chapel, columbarium, offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, and a library.
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