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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

99784A and 100480

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negatives


Views of Saint Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford Street.

Left image: Full exterior view of newly-built church building, from southeast.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 5 March 1962.

Right image: Inaugural service inside new church.
Photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 11 June 1962.

The Saint Ansgar Church building on Woodford Street represented the merging of the Saint Angar parish, formerly at 10 Mayo Street (see photo of steeple at this link) in Bayside, and Immanuel Lutheran Church, formerly at 14 Sherman Street, in Parkside. Both parishes had been founded by immigrants to Portland from Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

[See Additional Files link (below) for 50th anniversary service programme, using images from the Portland Public Library Archives, in September 2011.]

(More about Portland's Scandinavian communities at this link.)

Saint Ansgar 50th.PDF (7610 kB)
Saint Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran Church - 18 SEP 2011


Portland, Me., Woodfords, Rosemont Corner, Woodford Street, Houses of worship, Churches, Scandinavian communities


Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.