In January 1926, the congregation that originally convened in a small building at Virginia Avenue and Northwest Boulevard was formally organized as Boulevard United Presbyterian Church, with Rev. I. Marshall Page selected as the first minister.

The new sanctuary was built in 1950, and a "pipe-organ fund" was established at the church in December 1952.

Mrs. L.H. Grinstead was its chairman and the impetus behind the project, which took 13 years to complete.

A French-Canadian custom-built Casavant Freres organ was dedicated Dec. 12, 1965.

The organ, pictured in the background, is shown during installation.

Seated around the console in the inset photo are (from left) Mrs. Mary Harris, Gordon Harris and Mrs. Grinstead, originator and treasurer of the fund. Now known as Boulevard Presbyterian, the church is working to raise more than $21,000 to restore the organ.