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2502 South Jefferson Avenue, Mason City
Mason Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Mason City Centennial Issue
Monday, June 01, 1953, Section 7, Page 38

Provided Leadership

A congregation which began holding services in the basement succeeded in completing its church structure in 1950. This was Our Savior's Lutheran in the south part of the city. Leadership in this $35,000 project was provided by the Rev. Joel Dobbe.

NOTE: Rev. Joel M. Dobbe was born September 17, 1922, and died February 7, 1966, interment made at Palestine Cemetery, Huxley, Iowa.


[Section 8, Page 15] Our Saviors was one of the new churches built in Mason City since World War II and serves a large community in the south part of the city, but also drawing its membership from other parts of the city.

The interior of the sanctuary is finished in light oak. The chancel furniture, made by the men of the congregation, is constructed of oak and finished in semi-blond. Four pairs of laminated arches support the roof. The ceiling is constructed of car-siding stained a light brown and laid over 4 by 4 exposed rafters.

The church, built during the pastorate of the Rev. Joel Dobbe, was dedicated in June, 1950.


Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2014



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