The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Congregation saves bell tower

Central Lutheran Church, Portland, Ore., recently saved its historic bell tower from the ravages of dry rot.

Led by member Hazel Larpenteur, more than $155,000 was raised to replace the original wood structure.

Larpenteur said $76,000 came from Oregon community charitable foundations.

Architect Pietro Belluschi, a former dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, designed the tower and church building.


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