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    Mary Ann Manning Collection

    Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, Ladies Aid Society
     
    Summary: Donated book she edited. Grace Lutheran Church was organized as the Gustavus Adolphus Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1905 with Dr. Theodore Seashore as the first pastor. The parlors and parsonage were built at 404 Hemphill Street in 1909, and the sanctuary was added in 1912. In 1918, services were changed from Swedish to English, and the name was changed to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in April 1925. In 1950 a new parsonage was built at 2306 South Adams. This was sold in 1969, and the parsonage at 3729 Kelvin was purchased. The 50th Anniversary of Grace was celebrated in 1955 and property was purchased for relocation on the South Freeway. The first phase of the new church was built and dedicated in 1957. On May 30, 1976, the cornerstone from the old church was moved and unveiled on the present property at 7900 McCart Avenue, Fort Worth. Image shown is the Grace Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Society probably taken between 1910 and 1925.
     
    • 100 Years of Grace 1905-2005, a book on the Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, Texas. A Celebration of the Past 100 Years and Looking Forward to the Next 100 Years of Grace, compiled by Centennial Committee, Mark Jackson, chair. Edited by Mary Ann Manning, spiral bound, paper cover.
    • Mary Ann Manning letter accompanying donation