THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.
1998

These views of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre were taken from the south side of the courtyard in front of the main entrance. They show the part of the church above the entrance door.
THEN
NOW

In the 1952 photo (above, left) the church's south wall has been reinforced with exterior scaffolding. The church was badly in need of restoration work which was finally begun in the 1960s.

Except for the scaffolding, the church looked basically the same in 1996 (photo above, right). Note the small ladder just below the second wimdow from the left. The ladder is also visible in the 1952 photo behind the scaffolding. For more on this ladder see The Church and the Ladder: Frozen in Time.

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The 1952 photo was taken by Dr. Marshall Welles. The 1996 photo was taken by Lew Hill, Jr. Photos may be reproduced only with the consent of the author.