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Title
Pioneer Congregational Church
Creator
Frederick-Burkett Foto Service
Date Created and/or Issued
1933
Contributing Institution
Sacramento Public Library
Collection
Sacramento Room Photographs
Rights Information
This image may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.). Copyright restrictions applying to the reproduction and use of this image are available from the Sacramento Public Library.
Description
In this circa 1933 photograph, the neo-Gothic-style Pioneer Congregational Church rests at its 2700 L Street address. With an L Street frontage of 120 feet and a Twenty-Seventh street run of 102 feet, the church was built in 1926/27 by the McGillivray Construction Company, while its architectural design was done by the firm of Hemmings and Starks, both of Sacramento. The Ninth and I Post Office, the Alhambra Theater, the Fox Senator Theater and the Elk Building are amongst the Sacramento landmarks designed by Hemmings and Starks. Pioneer Congregational gained local notoriety for its outspoken pastor, Reverend Lawrence Wilson, who, in 1932, called both those on both sides of the Prohibition argument too fanatical to be party to any logical discussion on the issue.
Type
Image
Identifier
510
http://cdm15248.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15248coll1/id/1206
Subject
Churches
Sutter's Fort
Parks
Places of Worship
Source
Sacramento Room Photograph Collection

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