Mary Ann Manning Collection

Summary: Donated a copy of a book about the history of Grace Lutheran Church of Fort Worth. Grace Lutheran Church was organized as the Gustavus Adolphus Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1905 with Dr. Theodore Seashore as the first pastor. The parlors and parsonage were built at 404 Hemphill Street in 1909, and the sanctuary was added in 1912. In 1918, services were changed from Swedish to English. In April of 1925, the name was changed to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 1950, a new parsonage was built at 2306 South Adams. This was sold in 1969, and the parsonage at 3729 Kelvin was purchased. The 50th Anniversary of Grace was celebrated in 1955 and property was purchased for relocation on the South Freeway. The first phase of the new church was built and dedicated in 1957. On May 30, 1976, the cornerstone from the old church was moved and unveiled on the present property at 7900 McCart Avenue, Fort Worth.

  • 100 Years of Grace 1905-2005, a book on the Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, Texas. A Celebration of the Past 100 Years and Looking Forward to the Next 100 Years of Grace, compiled by Centennial Committee, Mark Jackson, chair. Edited by Mary Ann Manning.
  • Letter from Mary Ann Manning to Susie Pritchett, April 27, 2006
Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, Ladies Aid Society

Pictured: Grace Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Society, circa 1910-1925

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