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Interior, Memorial Church Washington
Memorial Church, Washington, D.C.
New SDA Tabernacle Battle Creek, Mich. (1926)
Second SDA church in Battle Creek on West Van Buren. Built in 1857.
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Burned old Dime Tabernacle in Battle Creek, Mich. Backside of the post card: "End where my cuts were stored still smoking (right hand corner). Rathbun photo developed and finished at my place. My loss on cuts more than $5,000.00 Jan 6, 1922. Tabernacle burned - total loss with all stored in building, W. Mich cuts entire loss. Insurance $20,000.00. Fire chief weeks estimates loss at $150,000.00. Fire discovered last eve, at 6. Fierce blaze, surrounding homes saved by strenuous effort. J. E. W.""
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Old Dime Tabernacle Battle Creek, Mich.
Old Dime Tabernacle Battle Creek, Mich.
Second Meetinghouse in Battle Creek
Burning old Tabernacle
Brackett Street School, Portland, Maine
Burned old Tabernacle in Battle Creek, Mich. (frontview).
Burned old Tabernacle in Battle Creek, Mich. (sideview)
First SDA Meeting-House
Old Dime Tabernacle Battle Creek, Mich. (frontview). Cost about $2,800.00. Seating capacity 3,500 plus a few more. Complete building not shown.
Second SDA church in Battle Creek (on left). 8,73m x 12,8m. Erected in 1857. On Van Buren St. near the corner of Cass St. 28 x 42. Cost $881,39. In this church much of the organization of the General Conference was completed. The name of the denomination was chosen here, Oct. 1, 1860. Gen. Conf. organized here on Thursday, May 21, 1863. 20 delegates from 6 of the 7 conferences then in existence. Print at Adventist Heritage Center.
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Old Dime Tabernacle Battle Creek, Mich. (color)
New SDA Tabernacle Battle Creek, Mich. 19 North Washington. Site of the old Dime Tabernacle dedicated in 1879 and destroyed by fire in 1922. The present structure was dedicated in 1926 and seats about 1,200. (color)
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The first SDA Meeting-House was built on Cass Street near Van Buren, in the early Spring of 1855. It was named "The House of Prayer".
The second house of worship was erected in 1857, on W. Van Buren St., near Cass St. Its size was 28 x 42 feet, and it was sold to the Mt. Zion colored church in 1867. The view is from an old photo furnished by the French Studio.
First SDA Meeting-House
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