First constructed in 1889, the Carpenter Gothic church building on Stewart Avenue is the oldest church building standing in White Bear Lake MN. It was initially built as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church, which was subsequently renamed the First English Evangelical Lutheran church.
The building was expanded in 1939 to add the transept and a new altar area, more than doubling the size of the building. A further remodeling project in 1950 added the current mid-century stone facade and bell tower.
The building became the home of the First Baptist Church, now called Eagle Brook Church, in 1959. They continued at that location through 1969, when the building was sold to the Lakeshore Players Theatre. Lakeshore Players moved to their current location across Highway 61 in White Bear Lake.
In early 2020, we purchased the building and the meticulous reconstruction began to convert it into our private residence preserving much of the original woodwork and structure yet modernizing the mechanicals. With that, “Old Stewart” was born, conceived as a private residence with an unique, intimate performance stage hosting private “By Invitation Only” events emphasizing on giving back to the community through charitable fundraising.
Join our"By Invitation Only" List.
Keep in mind, first and foremost, Old Stewart is our home. It is where we live, it is where we settle and relax. It is where we seek our privacy. “By Invitation Only” is how we respect Old Stewart as our home, while allowing us to share this extraordinary space with others. We have a performance space, but do not sell tickets. We have a bar but do not sell drinks. All our events are private, not open to the general public. But we do encourage the public stay in touch with us. Providing your contact information is how we let you know what is happening Old Stewart, and how you might find yourself on an invitation list.