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.

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