Pictured below is a postcard of Ogre's Forest Chapel. Ogre was originally a resort town, so the choice of wood as the primary construction material made some sense--and services were held only in the summer.The church was consecrated in 1910, but wood ultimately proved to be a poor selection--the church burned down in 1915.
Ogre grew quickly after Latvia became independent after World War I. A new house of worship, the Ogre Evangelical Church, was built--it was consecrated in 1930.
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- Vintage photos: Interwar Latvian soldiers
- Vintage photo: Latvian farm scene
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