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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.