Historical Photo Collection

First location of worship for Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church.img_20160816_0006


1947 Chapel Groundbreaking.

1947 Chapel Groundbreaking Ceremony


Completed Chapel, 1949.img_20160816_0002


Newspaper clipping from the Chapel Dedication.calvary history page-2-2


Dedication of additional classroom space, 1953.
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“The church that never was.” Original plans were for the entire structure of Calvary Lutheran to take Gothic styling. In the late 50’s it was determined that a modern, welcoming structure was more suitable.calvary history page-11


Chapel interior, 1949.chapel-interior


Early gathering of Calvary men, including John W. Boehne, G. Duane Vieth, and Charles Heitmueller. C. 1954mensgathering


Early Easter Sunrise worship service.sunriseeaster


Groundbreaking ceremony for future Calvary A-Frame Sanctuary.groundbreaking62


The A-Frame Sanctuary rises.A-Frame construction


Former Pastor of Calvary, Fritz Kemper surveys construction progress c. 1961.kemperaframe


“The view from the top.” Pastor Fritz Kemper atop the sanctuary A-Frame with yet-to-be-completed Capital Beltway in the background.untitled (1 of 1)


Easter worship in the Calvary Sanctuary before completion.dedicationservice1


The Calvary Sanctuary upon completion.

Calvary Sanctuary 1962


Service with banners in the sanctuary, c. 1970.img_20160816_0015


Advent worship service in the Sanctuary.
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Confirmation, date unknown.confirmation


Mortgage burning service, 1982.mortgageburn


Chapel Cornerstone.
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Freshly painted Calvary steeple cross, Aug. 2016.Roof Work (5 of 6)-2