Sunday, September 10, 2017

Historic pictures of St Paul's

Recently Mark Lester found some photos online from Life Magazine, entitled,   Mission Rally Dec. 12 At St. Paul'S Episcopal Church In San Diego , Calif. (Click through to see all the photos, there appear to be about 15 of them)

We think these date from the late 50s, because the photographer stopped working for Life in 1961.  The current building opened in 1951 but was described as relatively "unfurnished" at that time.

We thought you would be interested in a then-and-now comparison.  The organ was much smaller;  the altar was against the wall of the chancel;  the pulpit was  back further (on the broad step?) .  What other differences do you see?

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