Category Archives: churches

Lindsay Chapel in rural Haskell County, Texas

I ran across a set of photographs from Texas while doing more cleaning out, and mixed in were three photographs of this abandoned rural church. Nothing much turned up about the location, other than it was near the Rockdale community … Continue reading

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The Great Clock at St. Paul’s Cathedral

This is not the Great Clock–Langley Bradley’s “celebrated piece of mechanism…in the year 1708, in accordance with the instructions given by the great architect of the structure, Sir Christopher Wren” (The Nottinghamshire Guardian, Apr 2, 1869, p. 10).  Wren’s plans for … Continue reading

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The sundial at Church of St. Margaret

In another of those “I was here and did not know it” epiphanies, this passing shot of the blue sundials are on the tower of the Church of St. Margaret, previously where the House of Commons worshipped on special holidays.  … Continue reading

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Westminster Abbey’s Clock Tower

Westminster Abbey’s current building was begun by Henry III in 1245.  The Gothic architecture was the work of master masons Henry of Reyns, John of Glucester, and Robert of Beverley.  The towers were unfinished for centuries. Although the tower did … Continue reading

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St. Peters Eaton Square

Along the route from Victoria Station to Buckingham Palace sits St. Peters in Eaton Square.  The doors are bright red.  It is listed as a grade II building by Historic England, who report this building of yellow stock brick, ashlar, … Continue reading

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Something more than a clock: Good works

St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields is an English Anglican Church at Duncannon Street and Charing Cross Road near the corner of Trafalgar Square.  Originally, the church was indeed surrounded by fields, thus the name.  In 1721, the former building was demolished and the … Continue reading

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Pont Street Mews, St. Saviour’s Church, and Walton Street

Pont Street Mews is a cobble-street cul-de-sac off Walton Street, housing 26 residential properties.  The two and three storey properties were built in 1879.  They were originally constructed as a coach house and/or stable accommodations for the houses on Pont … Continue reading

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Cypress Creek-Davis TN

In one of those rare instances, nothing shows up in the newspaper archives about this community or this church, nor the Internet.  I located one article that referenced Rev. Henry Sale, reporting in 1846 the marriage of his daughter, Mary … Continue reading

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Hobson Methodist Episcopal Church, Nashville

The former Hobson church building sits on the corner of Greenwood and Chapel in East Nashville.  I am always a little sad when I see a beautiful building not in use.  The Hobson saga has a long history with it, … Continue reading

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“It’s my cemetery now. It’s my grave marker.”

On our way to Nashville for the Charlie Parr show, we made a quick stop in Brownsville for a New Deal building.  This structure caught my eye as we were leaving.  At first, I thought it to be some type … Continue reading

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