Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Unknown Church, Riverton Wyoming

This building was obviously built as a church, and apparently is no longer used as one. I don't know anything else about it, other than it is on the same block as the current, and much more recent, Episcopal church in Riverton.

Friday, April 22, 2011

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Salt Lake City Utah

This is St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately, I don't know any of the details about this church.

Salvation Army Church, Salt Lake City Utah

This poor photograph was taken from a moving car. It depicts the Salvation Army Church in Salt Lake City Utah. I believe this to be the only classically styled church belonging to the Salvation Army that I have ever seen.

First Baptist Church, Salt Lake City Utah

These photographs were taken from a rented car window, so they are less than ideal. At any rate, this is the First Baptist Church in Salt Lake City Utah. The photographs do not really depict this church very well, which is quite large and has a classic English look to it.

First Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City Utah

This is the First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. This church, built from 1903 to 1906, is located directly across a side street from the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeline, with both churches facing Temple Street.

This church is modeled after Carlisle Cathedral in England, and is constructed out of native stone.

1900 through 1906 must have been an interesting time for those living nearby, as two very impressive churches were being built side by side during that period.

B'nai Israel Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah

This is the former B'nai Israel Temple in Salt Lake City. I don't know the date of the construction of this synagogue, but it's history is explained in the bottom photograph. Interestingly, it's located only one block away from the current St. Peter and St. Paul Orthodox Church, which was also built originally as a synagogue. Like Temple Emmanuel in Denver, this synagogue is no longer used as a synagogue. Unlike the Denver structure, however, this former synagogue is no longer a public building, but houses the offices of an architectural firm.

Perhaps displaying my ignorance on synagogue architecture, this is the third former synagogue I've photographed where I had no idea that I was photographing a building that had originally been a synagogue. These buildings all have the appearance of Orthodox churches to me.

Of some note, this particular synagogue was modeled after Berlin's Fasanenstra├če Synagogue which was destroyed during the infamous Kristallnacht by Nazi thugs. For that reason, while it is nice to see that it is so well preserved, it is a bit sad to realize that it no longer serves its original purpose.

First Methodist (First Methodist Episcopal), Salt Lake City, Utah

This the First Methodist Church in Salt Lake City. Like Holy Trinity Methodist Church in Denver Colorado, it was originally a Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was built in 1906.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

St. Mark's Episocopal Cathedral, Salt Lake City Utah

This is St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Salt Lake City, Utah. This photograph happened to be taken on Tuesday of Holy Week, around noon, and obviously something was occurring at the Cathedral at the time.

Construction for this Cathedral started in 1870, and was completed in 1874. It sustained damage in a fire in 1935 but is in fine shape today.

An interesting item to note here is that dedicating Episcopal churches to St. Mark is apparently very common in this region. In addition to this Cathedral, Casper Wyoming has a substantial Episcopal Church by that name, and Cheyenne has a church that is a contemporary to this Cathedral also by that name.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Corpus Christi, Newcastle Wyoming

This is Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Newcastle Wyoming. The church was built in 1951, but I otherwise do not know anything about this particular church. The architecture of this attractive Roman Catholic church is somewhat surprising.

The website for the churches served by this parish is here.