Church building through the years

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Church building through the years

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Photos of the main church building as it has changed throughout the history of the church.

Items in the Church building through the years Collection

Church building, exterior photographs, c. 1980
Exterior photographs of the church building taken for an insurance survey. Originally kept in the company's files, these two photographs, and two of the annex, were returned to the church in 2006 when Church Mutual was again quoting for the church's…

Lawn Festival, portrait of people in front of first church building, c. 1897
This photograph shows the first church building as it appears in about 1897. There is a group of church members assembled in front of the church for the portrait, possibly for the Lawn Festival that is advertised on a banner on the front of the…

First church building, exterior photo, c. 1905
Shows people going into the original church building, c. 1905. There is a barely visible sign near the front door with the name of the church. The church still does not have electricity, and gas lamps are still visible, although the electrified…

First church building, exterior photograph, c. 1920
Shows the church around 1920, dated by the caption of this photo in the church history books, shortly before it was torn down to make room for the new stone church. You can see the house to the left, now the church annex, as well as outlines and…

New church building, exterior photo, c. 1940
Shows the new (second) church building, which was completed around 1929. Date is estimated based on the style of the automobile in the photo. Interesting, while the neighborhood has been electrified for 30 or so years, there is still one remaining…

Sanctuary and front doors, photographs, 1965
Photographs taken for inclusion in the 75th Anniversary history book.

Jesus the Good Shepherd, stained glass window
Photograph taken in 1965 for inclusion in the 75th Anniversary history book.

Church building, exterior photograph, c. 1975
Photograph of the front of the church building sometime in the 1970s. The stained glass windows are not yet covered, a project that was started in 1978.

Postcard of New Church Building, c. 1928
Postcard showing the new church building completed and dedicated in 1928, along with a small vignette of Pastor Hookway.

Front of Sanctuary, c. 1940
Photo showing the front of the sanctuary around 1940, with a framed portrait of the recently deceased Pastor Hookway above the pulpit. Flowers decorate the communion table, the baptistry and the choir loft. Extra chairs are setup in the sanctuary,…

New church building, architectural presentation drawing, c. 1922
Photographic reproduction of the original presentation drawing for the new church building, designed by the architects Heacock & Hokanson. Construction began in 1923, and the basement half was completed in 1925. The upper half (the sanctuary) was…

New church basement, c. 1925
Construction of the new church building was completed in two phases. The first saw the construction of the basement, main entrance, and tower, which was completed in 1925. This photograph shows the completed main entrance and the basement, before…

First church building and Sunday School building, c. 1910
Photo showing the first church building (wood structure, at front) and the attached Sunday School building (brick structure, at back). The brick building was erected in 1906, and this photo shows it at the original height with one story. The brick…