Update 20-4-11: I've found a 1954 picture with the portico of Hapeville Baptist Church's "old stone church" and a 1954 picture showing different columns and capitals at Hapeville First United Methodist in the collection of Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center. These little unexpected discoveries are delightful.
Hapeville Georgia is where the airport is and the Ford plant was. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy was raised here, and graduated from Hapeville High School.
Hapeville, Decatur, East Point, and College Park retain their small town identity inside the perimeter.
On the way home from delivering Daughter #1 to the airport, I took a brief architecture tour of downtown Hapevile.
I found a 1929 Heinz, Adler, & Schutze.
It's the Hapeville United Methodist Church originally designed in 1909 by minister-architect Charles Edward Choate. I'd never heard of Choate.
I don't know how much is Choate and how much is Shutze but doesn' t this rusticated stair ring a bell? Update 1954 picture showing different columns and capitals at Hapeville First United Methodist
First Methodist faces into it's park-like front yard. It's amazingly peaceful just half a mile from the runways.
From First Methodist's portico, you can see the "old stone church" built from Stone Mountain granite in 1923, the first Sanctuary of Hapeville First Baptist Church.
It's been re-purposed but I find it as irresistible as a ruin. Where are the windows and portico now? Update: picture with the portico of the Hapeville Baptist Church's "old stone church.
This is the 1964 sanctuary, a white ground-level beauty.
It's crisp and clean...
The education building blends old and new, stone and brick, with a bit of classical detailing.
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