Stanford’s Memorial Church was glowing for visitors last Saturday as part of Homecoming Weekend celebrations. I took the opportunity to take a few snapshots: notice the woodwork above the alter, which was completely replaced after the earthquake of 1906 when the bell tower collapsed and fell through the dome.
The organ loft was also rebuilt after the great quake. The church survived the earthquakes since 1906 without reconstruction, but was closed for repairs after the disastrous 1989 trembler. The Daily published a good account of earthquake damage with photos on the 100th anniversary of the big one in 2006; the link is here.
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