The Original Nave

The original nave was built of Texas limestone in 1949 by the construction company owned by charter member Severin Knuteson. This photo was taken from the corner of Greenbriar and Rice. In later years, this area was paved for a parking lot.

 

Severin personally selected the each panel for the nave to ensure there were no knots in the wood. The photo on the right shows the nave on Dedication Day, October 2, 1949.   

Through the years the nave was enhanced. The photo on the left was taken on Easter, 1969.

 

 

 

In 1972 a pipe organ replaced the electronic one and the seating was rearranged so that the communion table was in the center of the nave.