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JULY 2013

First Christ Church

ca. 1920s

The above unidentified photograph is believed to be a picture of the First Church of Christ congregation taken before the church building. The photograph was probably taken in the early 1920s. The First Church of Christ church was located at 101 Benedict Avenue in Norwalk, Ohio. Barbara Czerwony of Norwalk helped provide the location of the building which still stands, but is vacant and greatly remodeled from this picture. Further research by Barbara in the Norwalk Reflector reveals that the church was known as the "friendly church."

The photograph was found with an insurance policy for a three-year (1921 to 1924) contract against damage from tornado, cyclone, or wind-storm.

If you have further information about the photograph, please contact Nan Card ( and we will add it to this Paper Trail post.