Pastor A. Walter Baker, conducting services from September on.
Pictured above is how the church looked in its neighborhood on Sunday, with all the "tin lizzies," during the first half of the 1930s. Notice that these automobiles were parked where carriages had once been, including in the carriage shed at the rear of the church. To enlarge the picture, just click it.
In the picture you can see the carriage block, a large piece of bluestone sitting atop a platform of smaller stones between the driveway and the sidewalk leading to the church door. By now the automobile had pretty much replaced the horse-drawn carriage that the carriage block was intended to enable passengers to get into or out of easily. The carriage block was no longer necessary, but according to the later reminiscence of Erwin Holumzer, 15 years old during this year, it was
not useless as it afforded a resting place for weary people coming up or down Mill Hill Road, or a place for a visitor to just sit and look about. It also made a joyous "jumping off stone" for the kids before and after church services.… I believe the last members to use this "carriage block" as such was Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Mosher of West Hurley, N.Y.(1)On June 5, according to the official record book, the carriage block was at last removed. The age of the automobile was definitely established! According to church historian Mark Anderson, the block was apparently stored, because it would be reused in 17 years as the front landing for a new parsonage.
Quoted in The Scroll, November 1977. (Unless otherwise indicated in a footnote, excerpts from church records or from The Scroll are cited in Anderson, Mark J., For All the Saints: Christ's Lutheran Church, Woodstock, New York, 1806-2006 [Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006], in this case p. 183.) (Close)
The congregation accepted $150 ($2,109 in 2006 dollars) from the Synod Mission Board to support the pastor, and they voted to pay him $10 per Sunday ($140.60 per Sunday) rather than $500 per year ($7,030 per year).
The congregation voted to install a septic tank at the parsonage.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) was President. The newly elected 74th Congress was in session. A dollar in that year would be worth $14.06 in 2006 for most consumable products.
There were 20 reported lynchings in the United States during this year; 18 of the victims were black, 2 of them white. (Apparently what terrible things that happened to Native Americans or to Asians did not get counted.)
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