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All in this together

As Brockton’s congregations reconfigure,

BROCKTON — The old stone church at 900 Main St. stands proud and stately at the corner of East Nilsson Street, just as it always has, even as the neighborhood around it has transformed over time.

Built out of Quincy granite and designed in the Norman Gothic style, it has served as the spiritual home of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church for 90 years. When the church was dedicated in 1923, Brockton was home to thousands of Swedish immigrants, many of whom worked in the city’s shoe factories.

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