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Baptist Chapel, Cassatt Avenue, Berwyn, Summer 1887

image not foundDescription: The Baptist Chapel in Berwyn was organized as a branch congregation of the Baptist Church in the Great Valley. The Chapel was first occupied by the Sunday School on Sunday, November 28, 1886, so it was barely a year old when Julius Sachse took this photograph in the summer of 1887. The structure is located half a block south of Conestoga Road on Cassatt Avenue, and was the second building built on the street. Sachse’s image looks southeast from Cassatt Avenue, and in the distance can be seen the Berwyn’s Pennsylvania Railroad freight station. As the contemporary viewer considers the wooded nature of the terrain today, it is remarkable how agricultural the area was at the time. In 2014 the structure is owned and occupied by the First Church of Christ Scientist. - Herb Fry and Roger Thorne
Photographer/artist: Julius Sachse biographical article. Date taken: Summer 1887 Photo location: Berwyn
Type: photo Subject: Church Township: Tredyffrin
Source: Herb FryReferences: All in the Family by Chester T. Winters, TEQ 25-3(July 1987); Notes on the history of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berwyn by Margaretta Atkinson, TEQ 25-3 (October 1956). Contributor: Digitized by Roger Thorne
Notes: Herb and Barbara Fry Collection
Rights: Owned by Herb FryIdentifier: BBC01Serial Number: 1447
Donation: Herb and Barbara Fry collection (#2)