Category Archives: churches

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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St. Mary’s Minor Basilica

My first visit to St. Mary’s Minor Basilica was back in Lottabusha County Chronicles I days. You can read more about St. Mary Minor Basilica in Natchez there.  These photos are from a brief view down the street, captured as the sun … Continue reading

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Holy Family Catholic Church Historic District

Holy Family Catholic Church Historic District includes buildings around St. Catherine Street, which begins at the site of the Forks of the Road historic slave market, and ends at Martin Luther King Street–formerly Pine Street.  I first spied the steeple … Continue reading

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First Baptist Church of Indianola

Churches often have a deeper historical significance than just a place of worship.  Sometimes, I run across those stories accidentally while searching for information about architectural history.  I think those stories are part of the fabric of our communities, and … Continue reading

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Coffeeville Presbyterian Church (former)

Coffeeville’s former Presbyterian Church was constructed 1905, attributed to Andrew Johnson.  Johnson was from Sardis, Mississippi, and began his career as a builder (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory).  Johnson, nicknamed “Big Swede” due to his large … Continue reading

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New Albany United Methodist Church

New Albany’s First United Methodist Church is Gothic Revival, constructed in 1928, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  The first Methodist Church building was built in 1886, on a lot across the street, where the associate pastor’s … Continue reading

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Early Church in Young County: First Baptist

  Imagine it with red brick and a bell tower!  I am wondering if the absence of a sign now means the Church of Christ has vacated the building.  It remains very neat and well-cared-for, so if it is empty, … Continue reading

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