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 County: Bexar County, TX
 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[People Mingling in Front of a Church]

[People Mingling in Front of a Church]

Date: 1953~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several Hispanic church-goers mingling in front of the entrance of a church. There are several small groups of men, women, and children visiting and talking to each other. The men are all wearing suits and the women are wearing blouses and skirts. There is a covered porch with a door that leads to the inside of the church in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st 50th Anniversay 1-4-53".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Portrait of a Group of Young Girls]

[Portrait of a Group of Young Girls]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of nine young girls sitting together outside on small wooden chairs. The girls are all looking at the camera and smiling. They are all wearing dresses, skirts, and blouses. There is a young boy and a man standing together and smiling in the background behind the girls. Behind the two boys also in the background, there is a house with an open garage and a car inside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Bethel".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Portrait of a Young Hispanic Man with a Mustache]

[Portrait of a Young Hispanic Man with a Mustache]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a portrait of a young Hispanic man with a large mustache. The man is wearing a dark suit coat and a light, low collar turtle neck. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Small testimony of esteem and friendship to Reverend Walterio S. Scott and his family. Your affectionate friends, (illegible), San Antonio, Tex., June 4, 1896".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Presbyterian Merit Plaque]

[Presbyterian Merit Plaque]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque propped up on cement against the side of a building lined with rocks and shrubs. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Presbyterian Merit Plaque]

[Presbyterian Merit Plaque]

Date: May 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque propped up on tile against a shiny beam. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Roof of a Heavily Damaged Church]

[Roof of a Heavily Damaged Church]

Date: 1952~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the top of a heavily damaged church building. There is a short tower on the left-hand side that has a window with shattered panes. On the right-hand side of the image, an entire wall of bricks have been ripped off, making the wooden support beams and the inside of the church visible. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Row of Windows in a Dark Room]

[Row of Windows in a Dark Room]

Date: 1952~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a row of broken windows in a dark and cluttered room. The windows are lined up on a wall that is on the right-hand side of the image. The light coming through the shattered windows from the outside illuminates silhouettes of various objects piled in the dark room. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Side View of a Church Choir Singing Together]

[Side View of a Church Choir Singing Together]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of church choir singing together. The choir consists of mostly women, who stand in the first three rows, and a few men, who stand in the last row. The choir members are all facing toward the left-hand side of the image. All of the women are wearing sleeved dresses and their hair down. Two of the women closest to the foreground are wearing identical striped dresses. The men are barely visible in the back, however they are all wearing suits and ties. All of the choir members are holding open books. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Choir - Central Presby. Ch. San Antonio".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Small Presbyterian Church]

[Small Presbyterian Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front of a small Presbyterian church. The building, which fills up most of the image, is lightly colored and wood-slatted. The section of the building that includes the double-door front entrance is taller than the rest of the building. There are three front windows and two long grates, one above the entrance and one above the three windows. There is a sign next to the doors and small trees and shrubs in front of the building. There is a smaller house-like structure with one front window next to the church on the left-hand side of the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio Bethel Church".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Two Men Presenting a Plaque]

[Two Men Presenting a Plaque]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two men presenting an engraved plaque in front of a stage. The first man, who is closest to the foreground, has his back to the camera and is reaching over a podium to hold up one side of the plaque. He is also holding a book and some papers. The second man, who is standing on the right-hand side of the image, is turned to hold the plaque with both of his hands. Another man is visible sitting in the background on the stage, There is a small child's chair set in front of the podium. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presentation of Plaque in San Antonio 4/26/53".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary