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Congregational Church seeks photos for centennial video

Pre-1935 photos of Cave Street church interior desperately needed for 100th anniversary project

Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St.
Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St.
(Milan Kovacevic)

Congregational Church of La Jolla, at the corner of Cave Street and Ivanhoe Avenue, will celebrate its centennial in 2016. As part of the celebration, the church is producing a video documentary about its historic building. However, the church is unable to locate photographs or architectural drawings of the church’s interior prior to 1935, when noted architect Carleton Winslow made major architectural changes to the chancel.

Standard museum and archival sources for such photographs and drawings have been exhausted and the congregation is asking residents to search their attics and scrapbooks for photos of the church interior from this era for use in the documentary.

There were many weddings, baptisms and services held from 1916 to 1934 and church officials suspect there are photos of some of these events.

Anyone with materials that could be of interest is asked to phone the church office at (858) 459-5045 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or e-mail office@lajollaucc.org to let someone know.