Posted November 30, 2011 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized
Tagged with 1950s, CHICAGO'S SOUTH SHORE, JOHN CHUCKMAN, LARRY SHACKLEY, REVEREND DONALD E. ANDERSON, SOUTH SHORE BAPTIST PARSONAGE, VINTAGE CHICAGO
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In 1937 I attended a South Shore Baptist Church with my parents. I think it might have been a Swedish Baptist Church. The pastor was Clarence Wallin. I remember that we took Stoney Island Ave. part of the way to get to the church from 103rd and State Street.
My time at SSBC was for much of the decade from 1955. The congregation had many people of Swedish origin, although I never heard Swedish spoken.
Hello Howard and John,
I attended SSBC from the mid 50s to mid 60s (from about age 3 until about age 13). There was definitely a Swedish population in attendance, and I can remember one name in particular — Stollhammer. Howard, your family probably took Stony Island to 79th Street, then East to Coles, a couple of blocks from the lake. My father, Bill Rackham, drew as a hobby, and he was the artist who sketched the church for various church publications, such as the weekly bulletin. Donald Anderson is the pastor I remember from that time period. John, it seems we attended the Sunday school/church at the same time. Paula Rackham Kruger
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