Friday, February 6, 2009

St. John's Episcopal Church


St. John's Episcopal Church is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was founded in 1829, and the church's first building was erected in 1837. The original church burned down in 1879, and a new church was built on the same site and consecrated in 1888. This church was difficult for me to get a good picture of because of the huge live oak trees growing in front of it and the fact that it sits so close to the busiest street downtown.

8 comments:

Paul said...

Another fine church photo.
I know what you mean about trees, a lot of interesting buildings are partly obscured by them and it is not easy sometimes to to get the right angle on the subject.
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Pam said...

Great photo of a magnificent church. The spanish moss dripping from the live oak tree makes a beautiful frame for your photo. Bravo ;)

hadv said...

I think this is a very interesting angle, the best actually, unless you can fly. But what's that monstrous white thing on the lawn?

JM said...

This one looks gorgeous and so is the photo! You've choosen a fantastic angle! Well done.

Lois said...

I'm not sure what that thing is, but it looks very similar to several obelisk shaped grave markers in the church cemetery. It is probably some kind of monument.

~Cheryl said...

Congratulations on getting a great shot despite the challenges!

Hilda said...

If you didn't say so, I would never have thought this was on a busy downtown street! The congregation must be glad that there are huge oak trees to shield it.

The church is beautiful and so well-maintained. And I love the moss I can see hanging down from the oak!

Lisa Wilson said...

Good job on a difficult subject to photo. I like the angle.