SHA1901

Census IDSHA1901
LocationShanghai, German Protestant (DEK) Church
BuilderUnknown
SpecsUnknown
ActionMechanical

An organ reported in the first German Protestant Church (Deutsche Evangelische Kirche) in Shanghai, built in 1899/1900 next to the German Consulate on Huangpu Road.

Opened in 1901, the church was designed by the resident British architectural firm of Dowdall and Moorhead, who later built the Cathedral of St. Ignatius at Zikawei. When finished, the DEK church was one of the tallest buildings in Shanghai. The west window was a personal gift of Kaiser Wilhelm II, given in memory of Baron von Kettler, assassinated by the Boxers in 1900.

For the later, second German church, see SHA1932.