Sunday, July 10, 2005

faith

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This is architectural detail from the English Congregational Church in Big Rock, Illinois. This church is noteworthy because it is very unusual in this area. I've never seen a building with it's features anywhere in the midwest. At the top of this steeple is a cross/shape reminiscent of a ships wheel. Keep in mind that we are thousands of miles away from any ocean.

3 comments:

srp said...

I love your site, especially on Sunday afternoon when you do your "faith" entry. I like the small churches in Illinois, many founded and still populated by two or three large families. Shouse Chapel in Bible Grove ran 29 in Sunday School for 4 decades. 75% were relatives of my dad's family. My uncle was leader of the Sunday School, his wife played the piano, a great-aunt played the violin, other aunts taught the little children and my dad usually did the preaching when we visited on a Sunday the circuit preacher wasn't scheduled.

Zanne said...

Ah yes....circuit preachers and circuit judges. A thing of the past.

Becca said...

stark ... clean ... beautiful photo. I love your site ...