Monday, March 26, 2012

Chapel, Ft. Phil Kearny, Wyoming

This will, undoubtedly, be an unusual entry here. Where's the church?

Well, this is where it was. This was the location of Ft. Phil Kearny's post chapel. The entire post was destroyed after the Army evacuated this post as a result of the settlement that resulted ending Red Cloud's War. The destruction of the post left the locations of fort structures, and even the dimensions of the fort, a mystery up until quite recently.

This was an Army chapel, so I don't know if we can say if it had a denomination, but the Army chaplain stationed here, who also taught at the post grade school, was a Methodist minister.

Ft. Phil Kearny was constructed in 1866.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clearmont Wyoming

This is St. Mary's Catholic Church in the small town of Clearmont, Wyoming. This Mission church is served by the Catholic Parish in Buffalo, Wyoming. Clearmont itself is a small ranching town. The church was built in 1919.

Church of the Living God, Sheridan Wyoming

I don't know anything about this church, but it's an older structure.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Glendo Community Church, Glendo Wyoming

This is the Glendo Communit Church in Glendo Wyoming, a small Protestant church in this small town.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Glendo Wyoming

This is Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in the small town of Glendo, Wyoming. This church is served by the Parish in Douglas and was built in 1953.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cheyenne Wyoming

This is St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which is one of three Catholic Churches in Cheyenne (excluding the one on F. E. Warren Air Force Base. I believe that this church was built in 1939, although I'm not completely certain. This Spanish style church is located in South Cheyenne.

First United Methodist, Cheyenne Wyoming

This is the last of the old downtown Cheyenne Wyoming churches that needed to be added to the blog. I'm unaware of any other of these classically styled Gothic churches in Cheyenne. This one is the First United Methodist Church, which was built in 1890.

Unidentified, Casper Wyoming

Surprising effort at converting a house into a church, located in Casper Wyoming. The architecture here also leans on Byzantine elements.

Grace Fellowship, Buffalo Wyoming

Interesting architecture which appears to lean on some Byzantine elements, located in Buffalo Wyoming

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Jackson Wyoming

This is the very impressive Our Lady of the Mountains in Jackson, Wyoming. The stone Romanesque church is located on a little under a city block, and unfortunately is a bit hard to photograph, or at least I did a poor job of photographing it. Added to that, the weather conditions were less than ideal at the time.

I don't know when this church was built, but I believe it was built in the last 15 years, as I can recall going to Mass in Jackson as the older church, was an impressive, but small, log structure.
Nighttime scene during Lent.

St. John's Episcopal Church, Jackson Wyoming

These photographs, taken in waning light, depict St. John's Episcopal Church in Jackson, Wyoming. There are actually two churches on the location, with this one being the new church built in 1995.

The photographs that appear below are the second church, built in 1916. This church is on the same half block as the 1995 church.

First Baptist Church, Jackson Wyoming

This is the First Baptist Church in Jackson Wyoming. The photograph was taken in poor light, but the church is an impressive modern wooden structure.

Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, Dubois Wyoming

This is Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church in Dubois, Wyoming, which is a mission church in the Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne served by the Parish in Riverton, Wyoming.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Dubois Wyoming

This is St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dubois, Wyoming. The church was constructed in 1910, and has been added on to since that time.

St. Helen's Episcopal Church, Crowheart Community Church, Crowheart Wyoming

This church is located in Crowheart, Wyoming and, according to the sign out in front, it serves two denominations. It is, as the photos show, a small rural church.

St. Edward's Catholic Church, Wind River Reservation

These are photographs of St. Edward's Catholic Church, north of Riverton, Wyoming and near Kinnear. I had this one mislabeled earlier, so my apologies for any confusion. This church was moved to this location in 1977. It had originally been located in Pavillion, some miles away, and was built in 1924.