Post by ddburton1977 on Jan 29, 2009 22:24:08 GMT -5
Unsure if this church is in Bartholomew County. Doesn't Look Familiar... maybe somebody will recognize it. My Grandmother Gave me this old photo.. on the back is written "Aug-17-19"... it might be from the area... I'm unsure... but doubtful.
Hi Jack,I also was a member of the E.U.B. Church from 1948 when we moved to the neighborhood,until it moved to the Sandyhook site.My Wife and I were married at Sandyhook in 1973 by Reverend Calvin Brandenburg.I also remember Reverend Simmerman as the minister when I first started there.Also remember Mrs. Hillycord as my first Sunday School teacher. Also Irwin Miller,and John Sublette were my teachers.Thanks for posting this info on the site.
Post by jaynecarmichael on Feb 28, 2011 18:12:49 GMT -5
My family went to the First Presbyterian Church on 7th Street. The minister when we went there was named Turpin, later replaced by Bill Laws. I took piano lessons from Alfred Mudrick and then Theodore Hunt, but since I hated to practice, I didn't do very well, and never really learned enough to play well; I liked singing in the Junior (and later Senior) choir much better. My mother also sang in the choir, as did my brother before being drafted into the army in World War II. My father was a Deacon and then an Elder in the church. I remember Mrs. Shinn, a member of the church, decorating Christmas trees in the sanctuary one year with all gold and silver ornaments and angel hair, very different and quite stunning.
I grew up in the East Columbus Church of Christ on Indiana Ave (I believe). The pastor was Jim Meyers and later Porter Wynn. I was baptized on Easter Sunday at age 12. There was a large youth program at ECCC, and most of my boyhood friends attended there. We had a great summer camp, "Hilltop," located near Nashville, IN. The Church of Christ in AL, where I live now, is not the same as my childhood church. For instance, no musical instruments are permitted in the southern CofC. Anyone out there who attended ECCC ?
Post by David Sechrest on Sept 22, 2013 11:49:00 GMT -5
Here is an early sketch of the Catholic church.
From The Evening Republican, April 25, 1891:
On Sunday, April 12, the last religious services were held in the Catholic church on Washington Street, this city. This was then the oldest church building here in which services were held.
Over 45 years ago this church was built by a small congregation that did not number over 50 persons. These members were the laborers of the early days in the history of this church and many a hard lick was struck by them to build and maintain a temple in which to worship.
There yet lives a mother or two in this city who 40 years ago led their small boys to this building through a path, which is now Washington Street, walking under the shade of forest trees overrun by the wild grape vines so common in this locality in those days. Many were the struggles of this small congregation to pay for and support their church. The women organized what was known as an "Altar Society" and each paid into the treasury 12 1/2 cents a month. There were no factories in the city that employed laborers in those days and all the cash paid labor was upon what is now the Madison branch of the Pennsylvania lines. For these laborers and those who assisted in building the other lines, these ladies did sewing and in this manner aided materially in maintaining the church and paying the bills made when it was constructed.
Of this number there yet live two prominent members, Mrs. Mary Brown and Mrs. James D. Ferrall, the latter's husband being the contractor who built the church that is now being torn down.
The hard struggles made by these people have been crowned with success. The membership has increased until it now reaches nearly one thousand. In addition to the new church which is now under contract and which when completed will be one of the finest in the city, a well-disciplined school has been established and is well maintained; a fine parsonage has been erected and the congregation will be but little in debt. That the church will be fully equal with any in the state there can be no doubt.
The first cemetery that was planned by this congregation was far away from the building at the time it was located, but since the growth of the city to and around it, was removed at great expense a mile east of the city and beyond the stream of Haw creek and a new name given it—Garland Brook. This is one of the finest and best arranged cemeteries in this state. Certainly, the Catholic church of this city has kept up with other advancements made here in the last forty years.
*This Sanborn map (1890) shows the location of the Catholic church on Washington Street. It was relocated to the southeast corner of Sycamore & 8th Streets, including a Sisters House, school, and Priests house.
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
This postcard is of The First Baptist Church which was built in 1855, on the east side of Franklin Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets. A new front was added to the building in 1886. This card was circa 1910.
Scan Courtesy of Mr. Norman Ryle Posted for Margo
Nope. Somebody got their wires crossed. That's the old First Lutheran Church (originally known as First English Lutheran Church) on 11th Street.
Old thread, but it's never too late to eat crow. I was totally wrong - but don't tell my wife that I admitted it!