Sunday, March 9, 2008

Then & Now...St. George's Episcopal, One of 1000 Churches

This is the original building of St George's Episcopal Church in Germantown, dedicated in 1937. Prior to that, church members met in private homes. You can see how it looked years ago, in this undated photo below (credit: Images of America: Germantown, Russell S. Hall).
This building was later used as a chapel when a larger sanctuary was built, and now the church has an even newer facility at a different location (on S. Germantown Rd). The larger church facility on this property is now used for their elementary school, and they have also built a large high school complex at yet another location (on the Germantown/Collierville city limit line).
I just love this doorway, and I'm so glad that they've maintained this lovely chapel so well.
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14 comments:

Jim said...

It looks very nice. We have a Catholic Church a block over from us that uses an older Church building as a chapel.

Jana said...

That is a great building. What is it used for now?

Dusty Lens said...

Well preseved, looks like a homey and inviting church.

Chris said...

Lovely church with a lot of character. I think some of the larger churches are too cold. . . .

Do you still have snow? We hit mid-50s today, so what was left from yesterday is gone today. . . .

Thiên said...

That is so lovely!

Clueless in boston said...

Very pretty little church. I think it is the railing that makes the doorway so lovely.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

I too love the doorway. What a sweet little building, so darling. It must look very pretty in the spring. :)

George Townboy said...

Beautiful little church! You photo enhances the value of the doorway.

Rambling Round said...

Lovely. Now, I want to go inside!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I really love your church photos!

brian said...

great post, these photos are beautiful... i love being able to see an old photo and compare it to more recent ones... very cool..

Annie said...

This is so familiar to me, Southern Heart, because my grandchildren attend that school.

oldmanlincoln said...

These are very nice photos with the touch of snow to highlight things.

Thanks for the visit.

Joy said...

What a lovely church! I bet people find it so attractive they end up going inside it and before they know it, it's time to worship! :D

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