Text Materials of Central Florida


Sanford Herald




Article and photo from "The Sanford Herald" edition of Sunday, July 12, 1956 contain information about the construction and remodeling of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and a photo of the principal people involved in the planning: Pastor Stephen Tuhy, Joseph Hvizdak (building chairman); W.A. McCree (contractor) and James Gamble Rogers II (architect). The original newspaper articles and other church documents were placed in a copper box and sealed in the cornerstone of the building in August, 1956 (along with mementos from the first cornerstone, which had been interred in 1939). "The Sanford Herald" articles and other items were discovered when the 1956 cornerstone was opened in 1991. Contents were then transferred to a PVC "time capsule" and interred in the floor of the narthex of a newly-built facility in April, 1993. Most recently (2011) that capsule was opened...allowing the church to create digital versions of the contents...and, along with more recent artifacts and texts... to inter the time capsules again for another future generation to discover

Date Issued



Sanford, Fla.: Sanford Herald;

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Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev.; Hvizdak, Joseph; Rogers, James Gamble II; McCree, W.A.; Construction-1956; "Sanford Herald"; Time capsule; Cornerstone


St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School; DSpace at St. Luke's

Repository Collection

St. Luke's Lutheran Church: Brick church 1957-1992; St. Luke's Church Archives






Seminole County, Fla.

Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 2021 W SR 426, Oviedo, FL 32765 or (407) 365-3408.

Digital Publisher

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.

Digital Reproduction Specifications

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