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La Cañada History: Church of the Lighted Window dedicated a two-story building

What happened 10-20-30 years ago?

September 12, 2013
  • The Rev. Lawrence J. Wienert, then minister at Church of the Lighted Window, stands with Elizabeth Whitsett and William Siebert on the steps of the new church school building on the day of its dedication, Sept. 13, 1953.
The Rev. Lawrence J. Wienert, then minister at Church… (File Photo )

10 Years Ago

Verdugo Hills Hospital (now USC Verdugo Hills), held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly expanded emergency department, which boosted the number of private treatment rooms from seven to 12.

20 Years Ago

A La Cañada resident whose home was near the athletic fields on the former Foothill Intermediate School campus asked the City Council to provide relief for the “relentless assault on parking” on and around Cornishon Avenue due to the high number of sports organizations and individuals using the fields.

30 Years Ago

Auditions were taking place for a new choral group being formed at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church. Tony Lupica, the music director, announced it would be a “contemporary folk choir.”

40 Years Ago

School board member Jack Samuelson shared plans during a meeting for a snack bar and equipment field house on the La Cañada High School athletic field. The project was a joint community-PTA effort with all materials and services donated.

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50 Years Ago

Lutheran Church in the Foothills welcomed a new pastor, the Rev. Vernon F. Frazier, who had most recently served the congregation at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Charleston, S.C.

60 Years Ago

A two-story educational building to house an over-crowded church school was dedicated during Rally Day services at the Church of the Lighted Window (today known as La Cañada Congregational Church). Sunday school classes at the church had grown from 300 to 850 students over a three-year period in the early 1950s.

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.

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