In 1959, Calvary Lutheran Church broke ground for its current church building at 6817 Antrim Road, but the congregation began many years before in the predominantly Irish-Catholic Cahill community near 70th Street and Cahill Road..
By all accounts, the Irish settlement welcomed the new Protestant families, who met first at the one-room Cahill School in 1933. In 1938, the church built its first home, a 17' x 36' structure shown below.
You may remember a recent Photo Friday post on the neighborhood, but I'll show the photo again for those who missed it.
The original church is now a private residence, but the exterior structure remains largely the same, with the distinctive peaked windows. The congregation will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee in 2013. See Calvary Lutheran's web site for more great info on its history.
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