Ascension

September 19th, 2009 by

History: Founded in the 1800s, this church building was built early in the 20th century. The first service held here was for the pastor, who died just as the building was completed. In the years that followed the church survived and then, as with all things, died a slow caustic death. Congregation slipped away, while the building fell into disrepair. Finally the last services were held, and the property sold...

Today: the buildings here have numbered days. The bulldozers will come. The sometimes historic rubbish left behind will be hauled off to the landfill. The pigeons will have to roost in some other rafters, and the feral cats of the neighborhood will have to hunt somewhere else. And these photos will provide a rare look, into what was, and soon will not be.


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