Monday, January 26, 2015

Old Steeple

In disrepair and the bell is gone (unless that's a small bell way up high)

I'd like to know more about the history of this steeple, but the building is no longer a church. So far I have not found any information about this mysterious looking structure.

 Notice the ladder up to the steeple

Another view

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65 comments:

Revrunner said...

Looks like it might have housed an evangelical Protestant congregation at one time. Might that have been possible?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a decorative steeple. I don't think I have seen one with such pronounced column-like features before.

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty steeple even in its state of disrepair.. Great shots! Have a happy day!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It's rather beautiful but doesn't really seem to fit in with the rest of the architecture of the building - I wonder if it was once on another building?

Aimeecakes said...

I wonder where the bell went? A lovely looking old building, even if its no longer used...

see you there! said...

Interesting. I'm curious about that ladder. You have some great old buildings in your area.

Darla

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I can easily imagine the wonderful ring of the bell that was once there. It looks as if the rest of the architecture is still sound.

Rose said...

It certainly is a different looking one. And I sure do love it. Would love to know its history.

William Kendall said...

It certainly still has hallmarks of an old church, though that star window is very different.

John's Island said...

What an interesting structure and neat photos. It does seem like the bell should be in there but big bells like that are very valuable ... possibly removed when the building changed hands? Nice post!

Sandra said...

i have never seen a brick church with a tin roof and it looks like the steeple is tin also.. very odd and i like it...

carolann said...

Great shots.

Kathy said...

It almost looks like a Star of David under the steeple. A curious building indeed.

ladyfi said...

What pretty shots.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! really old but still very cool!

Judy said...

This building has to have some interesting history. I noticed that star in the window too. I wonder who owns the place now.

Lowell said...

It doth appear to have been around a long time what with a few wrinkles showing. Reminds me of the old children's meme done with the fingers:

This is the church
This is the steeple
Open the door
See all the people...

Karen S. said...

It is very interesting, and I bet somewhere within the history of the area there has to be something about it! It's just too wonderful not to.

Pamela Gordon said...

It was beautiful in better days I'm sure but I like the steeple and stained glass windows.

Birdman said...

Maybe it is under repair. If not that's a long walk to ring a bell, there or not.

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating!! I would love to learn the history of it! I do hope it is saved! Terrific captures for the day as always!! Hope you have a great new week!!

Judy said...

Maybe it would be mentioned in a history of the county...
It is a wonderful old building!!! I love the ornamentation on the steeple!

Mary Hone said...

That is so cool. I love how ornate it is.

VP said...

Such a beautiful steeple, but the ladder is a bit scary...

Karen Schurr said...

Such a pretty pattern on that steeple's roof. Wonder what the old roof on the church looked like before they replaced it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is a wonderful old church and steeple! Really neat that you noticed (and shared) that ladder. Love this.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so different - and beautiful!

Ginny said...

There is a lot of intricate work on this steeple! Too bad there is no big bell to ring out! I have never seen a ladder stuck to the roof like this. So is the building abandoned now?

Stephanie said...

Beautiful old church. I do like the style and type of roof it has.

Margaret Adamson said...

Quite a beautiful work of art in that steeple. i am sure you will find someone who knows about it.

Barbara Wójcik said...

It is a pretty steeple.

RedPat said...

It certainly is pretty, EG!

Linda W. said...

What a beautiful old steeple!

Tom said...

How special. It's sometimes very difficult to research info on old buildings. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Mari said...

There seems to be a small bell up there, not sure though. Yeah, it is interesting to know its history. It still looks beautiful though.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful steeple.

mick said...

Beautiful old steeple and building. That would not be easy to get up to repair it either! Great photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent choice of composition and content ~ great shots!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Fun60 said...

What a pity its history or fabric hasn't been preserved

jeannettestgermain said...

It pains me to churches abandoned:( I see a little bell in the tower. But the ladder... strange...
You live so far North, I understand you've never been in CA (unless you were looking for gold, haha ) - I have never been more North than Minnesota - so we're even:)

Photo Cache said...

beautiful steeple. hopefully something is being done to renovate or restore it.

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Lois said...

It certainly is pretty! There also seem to be some nice stained glass windows there too.

LV said...

How interesting in that. Great idea for the ladder in case of repairs. Sad it is being neglected.

Felicia said...

It looks like it was a beautiful church in its day.

Gail Dixon said...

Somehow the steeple looks older than the brick part of the building. What a nice find and photos!

Debbie said...

It's really beautiful, I hope you find some info on it!!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

The steeple seems out of place on top of that building. It's beautiful.

Randy said...

It's beautiful.

Derek said...

Delightful photos and a fascinating post. Thanks for sharing.

The bell might have been removed if it was thought to be the cause of too many ding-dongs in the local village. Or maybe someone just dropped a clanger....

Have a nice week.

Chandra said...

I don't know anything about architecture, but I know I like what you have posted. Great find, Tina!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Indrani said...

Very impressive looks grand against the blue sky!

Nora said...

I love old churches. There is so much history in them. Nice weather with that blue sky.

Susan said...

A lovely old building and your photos do it justice. I think I see icicles hanging from the guttering too ?
Cheers :D)

Tanya Breese said...

isn't that beautiful!

Bethany Carson said...

Looks very lovely, and in a way, elegant. I like the stained glass window as well.

Laura said...

Such beautiful architecture and textures!

Cloudia said...

A synagogue?



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Small City Scenes said...

The whole building looks pretty interesting. Maybe it's time for a knock on the door. haha!!
MB

Marie said...

I love this gorgeous steeple...would love to see the church inside & out! I bet the ladder was put there when the bell had to be removed for safe-keeping and they just left the ladder. Great post!

Powell River Books said...

It's good that old buildings get recycled. We have a building in our town that looks like it used to be a church because there is a brick structure that must have been where sermons were announced. The rest of the building is an odd shape and looks like it is now a home. - Margy

Amy Burzese said...

A very interesting steeple. Please let us know if you find out more.

A Quiet Corner said...

Great angle...just awesome!...:)JP

Jack said...

It might be old, but it seems to be standing up to Father Time pretty well.

Barb said...

I wouldn't like to be climbing up there to check on things!

Susan Anderson said...

It's a beauty. I'm a big fan of steeples.

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