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Friday, September 28, 2012

Churches Across America

Shortly into our trip, I discovered that I was taking pictures of churches almost everywhere, and then began to plan out a quilt using some of the pictures.   I took most of the pictures on the fly, as often there wasn’t an opportunity to pull over, so don’t have any history, but here’s a few of the ones that I found most intriguing.

Wisconsin – the stained glass here was incredible:

08

New York:

19

New Hampshire:

36.NH

Prince Edward Island:

39.PEI

44

Nova Scotia – Cape Breton Island, the church that my ancestors attended:

58

New Brunswick:

66

Quebec:

8379

The first church here is in a little town along the St. Laurence, and was used as a refuge for locals during Indian uprisings, is more then 150 years old.

The second picture is of another church along the St. Laurence.  We were looking for a place to have a rest stop, and spotted the church parking lot.  When we drove in, there was a picnic table, and a sign welcoming travelers.  We so appreciate the efforts of so many out there who help weary tourists.

Ontario:

9594

Amish meeting house, Ontario:

96.Amish meeting house

Indiana:

100

Illinois:

103

Nebraska:

107

 

Kansas, this one was constructed by German immigrants, who not only contributed financially, but also were committed to each hauling six wagonloads of the 100-lb stones used in construction:

109

Colorado:

115

Utah:

117

We noticed that throughout Utah, Montana and Alberta, the LDS churches all were made of brick, and most had tall tall steeples that could be seen from miles away, similar to most Catholic churches we saw wherever we were.

Montana:

122120

Alberta:

125.Alberta

This is St. Henry’s church near Pincher Creek.  Built in 1907, it functioned as a parish center until about 6 or 7 years ago.  Now closed, it is being maintained by local folk as a historic site, along with the cemetery behind it.  There’s some controversy about it as the bishop would like to sell it, but the property is entirely designated cemetery land and by law must be maintained as a cemetery.  It’s perched on top of a hill, with 360 degree view, and of course visibility. 126.St. Henry historic church

 

I’ll keep you all updated as I work out the quilt that’s brewing at the back of my mind.

Happy inspiration!              Blessings, Peg

3 comments:

  1. Interesting how different they all are ..

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  2. The architecture in those buildings is so beautiful! They just don't build things like that any more. Nice you got to see where your ancestors worshipped ; )

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  3. Flathead Valley Cowboy Church? she asks with a wince.

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