Saint Mary's Episcopal Church

214 West Third Avenue
Mitchell, SD 57301

Builder: Estey Organ Co., Op. 1119, 1913.
Manuals: 2
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Notes: St. Mary's Episcopal Church was established in 1875, under Robert Clarkson, Bishop of the Dakota Territory and was the first church by 8 years in Davison County. The original building was the first framed two story house located in Firesteel (org. Mitchell). It served as the church, for town meetings, funerals, weddings and court. A bureau there served as the altar, Judge's bench, Post Office and bar for weddings. The bureau is still used as an altar in the chapel. The present church which was built in 1912, is of an English Gothic-style. Architect Fred Beach of Sioux City under the supervision of Ralph Adam Cram, Architect of St John the Divine in New York City. Today this building represents over 125 years of dedicated service.

Notes from James R. Stettner (Boston Organ Club newsletter) and Organ Historical Society as of 2007.