Editor -- We ran this historical photo last March (2018) and received a wonderful response from Jack Small who identified, by name, some of the folks in the 1957 photo. Now, almost one year later we have received a second, equally wonderful, response from Joanne Brocklehurst who goes on to identify others in the photo with some other observations. Note that the period dress in the photo is not that of 1957, but that of the Camp Wesley (SLI), Pioneer Museum, and Walker Road Entertainment Section's beginning years, starting 1872 /1873. The building pictured below was requested by the W.C.T.U. after they were burned out of their location on the Pioneer Museum grounds in 1895 by visitors to the Walker Road Properties where individual property owners owned and ran their own games on their private properties. Click on "Read More" below to read both the old and latest information submitted.
Publisher, March 5, 2018, in consultation with Nancy Sellar -- In an historical article titled, "S/L Assembly and W.C.T.U. Worked Hand-in-Hand in Temperance Training..." raises a question in the comment section at the close of the article. Nancy Sellar wants to know, as do I, if we know the date that the W.C.T.U. building became Stoody Chapel? My research had only revealed that the W.C.T.U. lasted into the 1950s, though at a vastly reduced presence. The photo above, shows us that it was "Stoody Chapel" by 1957 and raises the question of whether or not the occasion for the period dress worn by those in this photo was the occasion for officially declaring the W.C.T.U. building as Stoody Chapel? By extension, the next logical question is about the date the Chapel became the John Stoody Memorial Hall?
I would appreciate adding this to the note from Mr. Small. I couldn’t figure how to make the comments work or would have done it. I remember this day. We were having some sort of centennial type recognition. My grandfather was pretty active in SLI activities and may have been a Trustee. Old minutes would tell if this were the case.
Thanks again for music today! [Piano accompaniment music at Perry First United Methodist Church through Easter services.]