I think preserving beautiful things in public places ennobles us all.
Christ Church (c. 1895) in Hapeville looks brand new after it's second move.
It's just the building. There's no longer a congregation. The city owns it. You can get married there or have a meeting.
When I took these photos, folks were cleaning it for a wedding the next day, cleaning every single pew with Windex.
They moved it the first time in 1986 due to an airport expansion.
It's second home was next to the depot right on the railroad tracks.
It was right here on the gravel next to the 1890 depot.
That wasn't such a good idea. Train vibrations shook it up pretty good.
So on July 10, 2010 they moved it again a bit further from the tracks to Jess Lucas Park, the former site of the Georgia Baptist Children's Home.
You'd think new foundation, new roof, new paint would make it a bit inauthentic.
It's been restored several times based on early pictures.
From the Narthex.
Anyone know the name of this trussing system? Are they scissor trusses?
The windows are so elegant...
...inside and out.
So what do you do? What if you have a beautiful little church on your hands?
I say, put it out there where we can all enjoy it.
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