Thursday, May 9, 2013

Candlelight Service--Irvington Presbyterian Church (1950)

The Irvington Presbyterian Church has been an important institution in the neighborhood since the early twentieth century.  Located along Johnson and Julian Avenue since 1908, the congregation has met in the current Gothic structure since 1928.  Weddings, baptisms, funerals, holidays, and special ceremonies have made this one of the most documented structures in Irvington.  Photographs, church programs, newsletters, and other ephemera about the church have survived the decades and now sit in scrapbooks and file cabinets.  Today's historic image documents a candlelight service held in the church in 1950.  Chuck Vogt and another unidentified boy were responsible for the official lighting ceremony.  Contemporary photographs reveal that the structure is just as beautiful as when it was first built over eighty years ago.

Candlelight service at the Irvington Presbyterian Church in 1950

Irvington Presbyterian Church in May of 2013



The historic image is courtesy of Chuck and Joyce Vogt.  

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