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Cornerstone ceremony at Centenary-Wilbur Methodist church?

Photograph of unidentified men gathered next to the newly laid cornerstone of a building. Words inscribed on the stone are partially visible. The top line likely says “Centenary-Wilbur”; the second line includes the word “church,” and the bottom line includes the date 1927. The photograph was probably taken at Centenary-Wilbur Methodist Church on December 11, 1927, during a cornerstone laying for the church’s new educational and recreational building.

Oregon first lady Grace Meier with cornerstone at dedication of Waverly Baby Home, Portland

Photograph showing Oregon first lady Grace Meier posing with a trowel and the cornerstone of the new Waverly Baby Home building at a dedication ceremony on November 28, 1931. Inscribed on the cornerstone are the words “THE BABY HOME / ERECTED 1931.” A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N3009 were published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on November 29, 1931, under the headline “New Home for Babies Dedicated.” This photograph had the following caption: “Mrs. Meier laying the cornerstone.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the opening of the new building.