Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This is St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Laramie, Wyoming, which was originally founded in 1886 as Deutsche Evangelische Lutherische St. Paulus Gemeinde. It was originally a German speaking Lutheran Church, as the name indicates. It went through a series of denominational changes since its founding, and the last German language service was offered in 1932.
This is the First United Methodist Church in Laramie, Wyoming. I know very little about this church, but the design in striking. When I lived in Laramie I used to pass by it often on the way to school and often thought that the church resembled the keel of a ship, upturned.
This is St. Joseph's Polish Catholic Church in North Denver. The church is just a couple of blocks away from another Catholic Church., Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and a couple of blocks away from a Russian Orthodox Cathedral, reflecting the ethnic make up fo this community at one time. Today, the neighborhood is largely Hispanic, but this church still offers Masses in Polish in addition to English. the school next to it was flying a Polish and US flag on the day that I went by. The church was built in 1902.
This is the Holy Transfiguration of Christ Cathedral in North Denver. This Cathedral is a Cathedral of the Orthodox Church in America, a church which traces its origin to the Russian Orthodox Church after the Russian Revolution. The particular neighborhood this church is in must have been heavily Slavic at one time, as there is a Catholic Church which was built for a largely Polish population all within a couple of blocks, with a third Catholic Church nearby.. Recently I observed a Polish flag, flying with the US flag, on a Catholic school in the neighborhood, but are the area is largely Hispanic today.
There are two bodies that descend from the Russian Orthodox Church in the US today, and I frankly don't quite understand the relationship between the two, but this Cathedral in Denver reflects part of Denver's Russian Orthodox community. The church dates to 1898.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
This is St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rawlins Wyoming. This church was completed in 1916, and is probably the most prominent building in Rawlins, even taking into account that that Rawlin's Carbon County Courthouse occupied an entire city block. St. Joseph's is visible from nearly any location in Rawlin's.
The Church is one of the most unique Catholic Churches in Wyoming, and features a copper dome.
This is St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rawlins, Wyoming. This downtown Rawlins Church appears to be of newer construction than the other downtown Rawlins Churches, but I don't know anything about it other than its downtown location.
This is the France Memorial Presbyterian Church in Rawlins, which was built in downtown Rawlins in 1882. The Gothic style church is still in use, but today is a Baptist church. The substantial stone structure is one of the oldest churches in the state.
Friday, September 13, 2013
This is St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Meeteetse, Wyoming. While you can see them in this photo, it isn't obvious that there are currently a series of jacks supporting what would be the wall on the right side of the photograph.
This is by appearances an older church, but I don't know the details on it.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This is St. Theresa Catholic Church in Meeteetse Wyoming. The church was built in 1915 in Cody, and later moved to this location. It is served by St. Anthony of Padua Church in Cody.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Lex Anteinternet: The Flying V Cambria Inn, Weston County Wyoming.:
This building, built as a resort in Weston County Wyoming, is included here as it has a substantial attached chapel.
The Flying V Cambria Inn, in Weston County Wyoming, provides an interesting look into the early resort era of hotels. Located near where the former Wyoming mining town of Cambria had been, it was built in the style of an English manor house.
The inn was built with a chapel, the side of which you see here.
Chapel at the Cambria Inn.
Stained glass windows in chapel. The window includes variants of the State Seal in two locations.
Some sort of propeller.
Balcony in chapel.
Window dedicated to fraternal organizations.
Bar in inn.
Ballroom in inn.
Ball room in inn.
Friday, August 2, 2013
This is, admittedly, a terrible photograph, and I took it only because I happened to be walking by and got this odd view of this particular church. Normally, given the modern architecture, I probably would not have taken this photograph of this south Casper Lutheran Church, which is in a neighborhood which is about to overtake its previously rural setting.
The photograph really doesn't do it justice, as this is not the normal view of this church.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
This church was built in 1942 as the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, serving the mountain community of Esterbrook, Wyoming. In 2005 the Church was leased to an independent protestant congregation, which uses the church as the Esterbrook Community Church. The church remains the property of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming.