Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Masters School, Lewistown Montana

I thought that this was a church, and I still suspect that it serves this function, but it is also a Christian school, located in Lewistown Montana. Other than that it is a school, with a very church like appearance, I do not know anything else about it.

First Presbyterian Church, Lewistown Montana

This is the First Presbyterian Church in Lewistown Montana.  The Gothic style church was built in 1917.

The same church, early in the morning.

United Methodist Church, Grass Lodge Montana

The United Methodist Church in Grass Lodge, Montana.

All photos this date from our Flickr Site.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Unidentified, Hanna Wyoming

Unidentified Prairie Gothic style church in Hanna, Wyoming.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Hanna Wyoming

This is St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Hanna Wyoming, which according to the sign on the building was built in 1922.  They style is somewhat unusual, and not easily characterized, but it does have hints of Gothic styling.  The name "St. Mark's" is particularly associated with Episcopal churches in Wyoming.

St. Malachy Catholic Mission Church, Medicine Bow, Wyoming

This is St. Malachy's Catholic Mission Church in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The Church is served by the parish in Saratoga Wyoming.

Unidentified, Medicine Bow Wyoming

This is an old Prairie Gothic style church in Medicine Bow, Wyoming, but other than that, I don't know anything about it.

All photos from this date from our Flickr Site.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Saint Mary's Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Denver Colorado

This is Saint Mary's Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Denver Colorado. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is a non-Chalcedonian (Oriental Orthodox) church. This church is located in north eastern Denver.

Temple Events Center, formally Temple Emanuel Synagogue

It took me some time to figure out what this building is, or was. Given the styling, I thought perhaps it had been built as an Eastern Rite or Orthodox church.

No, in fact it was a synagogue. This building was the Temple Emanuel Synagogue, built in 1899. I don't know its history beyond that, but today it is an events center and available for various uses.

Photograph with the Catholic Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the background.

Of interest, this building strongly resembles the St. Peter and St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City, which was also originally built as a synagogue.

Observant folks might notice that this post was first made in February 2011, but has now reappeared in November, 2012.  The reason is that I happened to be parked in this neighborhood a couple of days ago and had the opportunity to take photographs of this structure from the sidewalk, as opposed to from inside my vehicle, as the first photo was taken.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Off Topic: Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec?

Would anyone happen to recognize the location of this photograph?  It's been suggested to me that it may have been taken at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Quebec, and I think that might be correct based upon the net photographs I've found of that location, but I'm not sure of that.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Post Chapel. Prisoner of War Camp. Ft. Robinson Nebraska

This is the second time I've posted a photo of a bare remnant of a church, but in this case, it's a much more recent structure. This is where the Post Chapel for the Prisoner of War Camp at Ft. Robinson Nebraska once was.  None of the original structures of the POW camp remain, and most is grass prairie, but where the chapel was is now this small stand of bushes.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Christ the King Catholic Church, Gering Nebraska

I did a very poor job of photographing this church, as I failed to really investigate the full architecture at the time. What is visible in this photo is the 1996 addition to the 1958 church. The spire for the 1958 church is visible.  Had I paid more attention at the time, I would have photographed that portion of the church.

Anyhow, this Catholic Church in Gering Nebraska is an interesting example of a church having been substantially added to.

First Christian Church, Sidney Nebraska

This is the First Christian Church in Sidney Nebraska.  Other than that, I don't know anything about this church.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sidney Nebraska

This is St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney, Nebraska.  It's a striking church that was built in 1913, although I wonder if part of the structure may have been added on to much more recently.  If so, the architects did an amazing job of keeping later construction consistent with the original design of the church.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

St. Leo Catholic Church, Lewistown Montana

St. Leo's history is nicely explained by the National Registry of Historic Places photograph included above.  This beautiful church is a surprise as Lewistown is not a large town, having a population of only about 6,000 people. The church is very large, and strongly resembles St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Casper Wyoming, which was built at about the same time.

St. Benedict Catholic Church, Roundup Montana

This is St. Benedict Catholic Church in Roundup Montana. The church is built in a fairly modern style, although I do not know the year of construction.  It's located directly across the street from the Musselshell County Courthouse.

The Father's House, Crow Agency Montana

This is, admittedly, an odd photograph, and not intended to be disrespectful, but it is a bit startling in a way.  This is The Father's House, a church in Crow Agency, Montana.  The church shares a parking lot with a casino, hence the sign.  From what little I can determine, this Prairie Gothic style church was built as a Catholic Church and was at some point moved to this location.

We unfortunately did not get the opportunity to stop and take a proper photograph, but in the future, if we get the chance, we will.  The reason that we didn't is that a lightening caused grass fire was roaring just outside of town, and it looked as if the highway might soon be closed.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Today In Wyoming's History: June 15

An unusual one for us here today, but a shout out to another one of our blogs.  Note, on today's entry, all the churchmen listed in the opening statement of the Magna Carta:

Today In Wyoming's History: June 15: 1215  King John put his seal to the Magna Carta, which in its original version, stated: KNOW THAT BEFORE GOD, for the health of our soul ...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hudson Wyoming

This Catholic Church in Hudson Wyoming was built in 1917.  In a way, it shows the limitations of travel at the time, as Hudson is quite near Lander, where there is another Catholic Church. At the time this church was built in 1917, however, travel between the two towns would have been time consuming.

Unknown, Lander Wyoming

This building obviously was built as a church, but no longer is used as one.  I don't know what its use is today.

First Baptist Church, Jeffrey City, Wyoming

 The First Baptist Church in Jeffrey City, Wyoming.  Other than its location, I don't know anything about it.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Photo size increased

The default photo size has been increased on this blog, and so old entries will now appear larger.  If you had a favorite church here, therefore, you  may wish to go back and check it out again.

As always, if you click on the photo you can get a very large version of it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

First Baptist Church, Tulsa Oklahoma

First Baptist Church in Tulsa Oklahoma, demonstrating an unusual combination of Romanesque styling and modern office building styling.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Tulsa Oklahoma

This is Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  It's a downtown church of classic Gothic styling, but otherwise I don't know any of the details on it.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Tulsa Oklahoma

This is the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The church combines Gothic features with Art Deco features, reflecting its construction in 1929.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

First Baptist Church, Yale Oklahoma

This is the First Baptist Church in Yale, Oklahoma. This particular church style is surprising in this context. The town of Yale is fairly small, and this is a substantially built Greek revival style church.  I don't know the age of the church, but Yale was obviously a fairly substantial town earlier in the 20th Century and this church likely dates to that period.

Fellowship Baptist Church, Yale Oklahoma

This stone church is located in the small Oklahoma town of Yale.  In some ways, its appearance causes me to suspect that it was converted to this use from some other use, but at the same time it's general shape supports the idea that it has always been a church.  Otherwise, I have no information on it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, Story Wyoming

This is Our Lady of the Pines in Story, Wyoming. This Catholic Church is served by the parish in Sheridan, Wyoming.

This church is in a spectacular mountain setting.

St. Hubert's Catholic Chruch, Kaycee-Sussex Road

This Catholic Church, served by the Parish in Buffalo, is a truly rural church being located on the highway leading east out of Kaycee, Wyoming, which goes to Sussex. The small church is just off the highway, in an area that's otherwise agricultural.