Project reader Wayne unearths the following gem, an early 1900s-vintage postcard showcasing the Church of the Advocate:
I was surprised by the church's lack of pews and surmised that it must have had them at some point. Given this postcard's probable age and Advocate's 1897 construction, it seems increasingly likely that it never had pews, and instead simply always used chairs.
Not that it's necessarily a problem. I just wish they'd kept it arranged like this. The haphazard thing they've got going on now really doesn't work for them.