In 1908, Architect Newton C. Gauntt, a native of Illinois, designed the First Baptist Church. It was built at the cost of $26,182, according to National Register nomination documents.
The First Baptist Church has been a prominent, highly visible landmark in Downtown Yakima for over 100 years. It has served many purposes and people over the last century, making it loved and seen as a monumental piece of Yakima’s history.
We plan to honor the historical integrity of the building as we open the doors to continue and serve the people of this city and beyond by providing them with a Yakima event venue where the historic and modern collide.