Sunday, August 12, 2012

Old North Church



The Old North Church, built in 1890, is part of the Sierra Madre Congregational Church.  The church began as a Sunday School in 1882, and met in the original one-room schoolhouse at the corner of Hermosa and Live Oak (now Orange Grove). 

Following a few years of informal church services, the First Congregational Church of Sierra Madre was established in 1886, with Mrs. Nathaniel C. Carter as one of the 13 founding members.  The Old North Church was their original church building.  Their second, and current, building was built across the street in 1928.  But that's a photo for another day.


10 comments:

  1. Do they still have services there?
    Marie

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    1. Good question. I really have no idea! :-)

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  2. What a lovely old building, looks like it hasn't changed much in 100+ years :)

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    1. I don't think it has. It had a tarp on the roof for the longest time, and I've been waiting for it to be removed so I could get a photo!

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    1. Thanks! Right after I took it (yesterday), I kind of melted on the sidewalk...

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  4. Nice shot! The charming white church against that bright blue sky...

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    1. Thank you, Chieftess! This hot weather has been giving us some nice clouds to photograph!

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  5. I missed this yesterday, Adele. I know this lovely church. Still looking good. Stay cool!

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    1. It's such a classic church. I love it. Thanks - not doing so well on the "stay cool" thing! :-)

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