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 County: Bexar County, TX
 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[Large Window in a Dark Room]

[Large Window in a Dark Room]

Date: 1952~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large, sectioned window in the middle of a dark room. The window is made up of six separate sections, and a wood-slatted house and trees are clearly visible through it in the background. The silhouettes of many various objects can be seen around the room, and more windows are visible in the background on the far right-hand side of the image. There is a hand-written note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. Fire 11/21/52".
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
[Woman Looking at the Broken Windows of a Church]

[Woman Looking at the Broken Windows of a Church]

Date: 1952~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman standing and looking at a section of a church. There is a man in front of the woman who is bent over, and they are both situated at the bottom left-hand side of the image. The building has numerous broken windows and charred bricks. There are steps leading up to a charred double-door entrance on the left. 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
[Hispanic Presbyterian Congregation Outside of a Church]

[Hispanic Presbyterian Congregation Outside of a Church]

Date: 1953~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large Hispanic Presbyterian congregation standing in a group in front of the entrance of a light-colored, wood-slatted church. The large group, which spans the length of the entire image, consists of men in suits, women in skirts and blouses, and children. Most of the people are looking toward the camera, however there are many people in the background walking around and looking elsewhere. There is a young boy in the foreground standing away from the group and posing with his eyes closed and his hands on his hips. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. 50th Anniversary 1/4/53".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Hispanic Presbyterian Women's Choir]

[Hispanic Presbyterian Women's Choir]

Date: 1953~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of Hispanic choir women. The women are all wearing shiny choir robes and holding books, and the group spans the entire length of the image. There are four men wearing suits scattered in the background behind the women. The wall of a light-colored, wood-slatted building with a row of windows makes up the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Central Presby. Choir - on day of 50 Anniv. 1-4-53".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[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
[Two Women Holding a Poster]

[Two Women Holding a Poster]

Date: 1953~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two women, one standing on the left and one standing on the right, holding a poster. Both of the women are wearing light patterned dresses and are also holding papers. The poster they are holding up has a title that reads, "We Would See Jesus", and underneath there are several photographs. There is a table piled with books and papers in between the two women. A stage is visible in the background, along with a table and a vase of flowers. The back of a person's head is visible in the middle of the image in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "V.C.S. Institute, San Antonio 1953 Mmes. Seddon and Saenz".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Young Hispanic Choir Member]

[Young Hispanic Choir Member]

Date: 1953~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a young Hispanic woman wearing long, shiny choir robes. The woman is standing and smiling at the camera. A light-colored, wood-slatted building makes up the background behind her. There is a raised porch with two visible windows on the left-hand side of the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Eunice Rodríguez at 50th Anniversary S.A. First 1953".
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
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