Historic Significance: First Swedish Baptist Church in Denver worshipped for many years out of church site at 12th and Delaware before moving out to Fourth and Garfield on the East side of Denver. Founded in 18--, it became the mother church for many other churches of the Baptist General Conference in Colorado. Today, it has changed its name to Cherry Creek Community Church and reaches out to the trendy and affluent neighborhoods around the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.:
Historic Significance: It was begun by five Swedish religious denominations, among them the Baptist General Conference, in 1904 as the Swedish Sanatorium for the treatment of TB patients. Alex Rendahl, from the Swedish Baptists, was the national director of development and rode trains across America finding support for this new treatment center. On summer Sunday afternoons, it became a tradition for the members of First Swedish Baptist in Denver to picnic on the grounds of the Swedish Sanatorium and conduct hyMN sings as well. Swedish Hospital has grown into a major medical facility serving the spectrum of health care needs in South Denver. It will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in the fall of 2004.