Sunday, April 13, 2008

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Collierville...One of 1000 Churches

St Andrew's Episcopal, Collierville
St Andrew's Episcopal, Collierville, Detail
Memphis is often called "The City of 1000 Churches" or the "City of Churches". There are many beautiful places of worship in Memphis, and one of those is St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in the Collierville area.

St Andrew's is located on the rear west side of the historic Collierville Town Square. The cornerstone of this lovely Gothic Revival church was laid on April 22, 1890, and the original bell, made in 1891 by by Meneely Bell Co. in New York, is still being used today. The medallions in the stained glass windows, as seen in the detail photo, have red borders and deep blue backgrounds, and are of French origin. All of these stained glass windows were part of the original church construction. As you can see, this property is currently undergoing a bit of work...it is a beautiful, well-maintained historic structure.

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8 comments:

PAT said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful church!

Pat

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful church, very nice brickwork.

Jana said...

Very nice photo. What a beautiful church!

oldmanlincoln said...

Very nice photographs. So crisp and clean.

Professor said...

Nice picture and I like to info too! You could do a whole series of churches in the city of a 1000!

Ladygrande (Texas Marie) said...

After visiting your site, Memphis is definitely on my list for a visit this summer. Thanks so much!

Rambling Round said...

Another great church! I am enjoying seeing these.

Champ Townboy said...

Beautiful church! Love the detail shot in particular.