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Two historic houses of worship grace downtown Fresno street

The white, columned Power House Church is a 100-year-old downtown Fresno icon. A former local hamburger stand was a popular after-game hangout. Another Fresno eatery carries dim memories.

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Fresno church celebrates its 100-year history

Designed by architect Robert Hotchkin, the massive Neoclassical structure at 1615 N St. in Fresno was built in 1916 as the First Church of Christ Scientist. It is now home to the Power House Institutional Church of God, which is finishing renovations and repairs following an arson about two years ago. Plans are underway to celebrate the historic building's 100th anniversary.

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Abandoned cemetery south of Selma dates from 1870s

These three things are long gone: The small, abandoned original Odd Fellows cemetery south of Selma, which is the final resting place of a pioneering local family; Pierre’s Drive In, which served up hamburgers with a French flair; and some older streets in Fresno are paved with concrete that is no longer used here.

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Ask Me: International Institute helped immigrants learn, share cultures

Fresno’s International Institute helped immigrants learn English and American customs and also showcased their cuisines and cultures to the community at Old World’s Fair. Karsh’s Bakery cheesecake used baker’s cheese, not cream cheese, to make it yummy. Nearly a century ago, Del Rey had two weekly newspapers – briefly.

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Fresno church celebrates its 100-year history

Designed by architect Robert Hotchkin, the massive Neoclassical structure at 1615 N St. in Fresno was built in 1916 as the First Church of Christ Scientist. It is now home to the Power House Institutional Church of God, which is finishing renovations and repairs following an arson about two years ago. Plans are underway to celebrate the historic building's 100th anniversary.
John Walker The Fresno Bee
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Fresno church celebrates its 100-year history

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The story behind National Hardware rock-decorated wall

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Sunnyside Department Store to close after 60 years