Saturday, May 23, 2009

St. Clement's Chapel

 
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Built in the small town of Lloyd near Tallahassee in 1890, this Episcopal chapel was dedicated as St. Clement's Church on June 14, 1895, by Edwin Gardner Weed, 3rd Bishop of Florida. William Betton of Tallahassee designed and built the structure at a cost of $3,500. The furnishings are the original ones, including the pine pews and reed organ. The Bishop's Chair, oldest in Florida, dates from 1838 and is the only one in existence that the first five Bishops of Florida all used. The chapel was moved to this site near Episcopal Church of the Advent on Piedmont Road in Tallahassee and rededicated on November 29, 1959, by Edward Hamilton West, 5th Bishop of Florida.

18 comments:

Paul said...

Nice photo of beautiful old chapel. I love old churches, which is handy because now I can put photographs on Leeds Photo Daily.

Cezar and Léia said...

Good morning dear Lois!
This chapel is adorable!It seems simple, calm and cozy! Perfect place to be in touch with good feelings and thoughts!
Have a nice weekend
Enjoy your family's company!
Léia

B Squared said...

Charming little building with a lot of history.

Tanya said...

Very interesting and it is in awesome condition!

I've tagged you Miss Lois, come visit me to see the rules :)

Have a great weekend :)

Hilda said...

Such a big, long history for such a cute little chapel! I hope you managed to get inside to take photos, Lois. It sounds wonderful.

~Cheryl said...

Very beautiful and tranquil! And what a history -- even the reed organ is original. How impressive!

JM said...

So beautiful surrounded by all that green!

Frank said...

Great little chapel. So romanatic. Neat as a pin. (And not a gray storm cloud in sight.)

Lisa Wilson said...

It looks so cute and cozy!

Arija said...

This lovely little chapel seems to have gined a great deal by the love and dedication needed to move it to this beautifully kept site. It is so good to see that old churches are still being preserved.

Jacob said...

How cute is that? Are the doors sort of a reddish color?

Is it still used for services. I would think it would be great for small weddings...

Clytie said...

I also am glad that these old churches and buildings are being preserved, and restored. Great photo - very peaceful.

Abe Lincoln said...

Wow. This is a neat building and a chapel is the bonus.

Lois said...

It is used for 8:00am Sunday services and also for weddings. The doors are a dark reddish color. I was unable to go inside the day I took this shot, so maybe I can do that another day and get some more pictures.

MaCoBra said...

Your part of the US does have quite some history. Isn't wood not difficult to maintain though. I heard a comment from someone from your part of the US that termites are real problem sometimes?

Beth Niquette said...

What a gorgeous little building. Probably chock full of history, I see!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful little chapel to get married in. It looks to be in superb condition.

Pam said...

Another wonderful example of a gorgeous photo to frame.
You could start a business with photos like this, Lois!