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First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1848-1998; 150 years of mission and ministry

[History of the First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin],   pp. 8-73

Page 30

The chancel was remodeled when 
the Henry Kimberly Babcock 
Memorial Organ was installed. 
Mrs. Babcock's gift included the 
wooden screen, behind which the 
organ pipes were located. The 
newspaper article about the 
dedication (see previous page) 
also includes a description of the 
new chancel. Apparently, in the 
original chancel, the choir faced 
the congregation and the organ 
console was right under the pipes; 
the organist played with his back 
to the congregation. 
After the remodeling, the choir 
was divided into two sections 
which sat facing each other 
behind the pulpit and lectern. 
The organ console was on the 
left, behind the minister's pew. 
The Communion table and the 
curtains which hung above it are 
now in the chapel. The dossal 
curtains were given to the church 
by Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Gilbert. 
The ministers' pews, one behind 
the lectern and one behind the 
pulpit, are in the nave, and are 
still used by the ministers and 
others leading in worship. 
This undated photo may have 
been taken before a wedding. 
Note the kneeler in place in front 
of the Communion table. 
1926: Book of the Month Club 
      Author A. A. Milne writes 
      Winnie the Pooh. 
      Kodak produces first 16-mm 
      movie film (black and white), Chui 
 1927: Charles A. Lindbergh become, 
      first to fly nonstop from New 
      York to Paris in his plane, "Spi 
      of St. Louis." 
      New York Yankee player Babe 
      Ruth hits 60 home runs in one 
 1928: Herbert Hoover is elected Loc; 
      Chiang Kai-shek is elected 
      president of China. 
      First Mickey Mouse films 
      First scheduled television 
      broadcasts shown in 
      Schenectady, New York. 
      Amelia Earhart becomes first 
      woman to fly across Atlantic 
      Penicillin is discovered by 
      Alexander Fleming. 
1929: Presbyterian churches in 
      Scotland unite to form Church 19 
      of Scotland. 
      Black Friday, Oct. 28, U.S. stock 
      market crashes, setting off 
      worldwide depression. 
      16-mm color movie film is 
      introduced by Kodak. 
1930: Congress establishes Veterans 

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