Information and pictures from St. James Anniversary booklets, courtesy Lorane and Ernest (Jerry) Gramlich

St. James Church

St. James was planned at the old Fire House on Seba Avenue during 1924. During one of the meetings, its name was changed from First Protestant Church to St. James Lutheran Church. It was built by Fraser and Berau for a contract of $40,000. The cornerstone was laid on September 13, 1925 and the first service was held on May 23, 1925. The Gloria Trumpeters were part of that service.

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The St. James parades featured floats, decorated bikes and carriages, and children carrying American flags. At annual bazaars, a clown would be dunked in the water when someone threw a baseball and hit a target.

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