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St. Luke’s Church part of Auburn history

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I read with great interest the excellent special feature on Sept. 12, entitled “Auburn Journal turns 140,” highlighting significant events of Auburn’s history as covered by the Journal. Very nicely done! Please allow me to add one more item as it is of important historical significance to our community. That is the iconic St. Luke’s Church on the corner of Lewis and Orange streets, which was built in 1887. One-hundred-twenty-five years ago, W.B. Lardner undertook construction of the building for a cost of $3,300! Later on, the present Parish Hall was constructed by Lardner’s grandsons. St. Luke’s is still hosting services at this location today. On Sept. 29, St. Luke’s will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a community event including a street fair (on Lewis Street), tours of the historic building that houses one of the few remaining pipe organs in the west, music and a dinner. The entire town is invited! Thank you! Ginny Daley, member, St. Luke’s Church, Auburn