Thursday, February 22, 2007

Old St. Mary, Shelby

This was very nice. Built in the early 1890's, I believe. I like the big openings at the top of the tower. There's one rather unusual detail. You don't often see both a rose window and a tympanum window over the entrance of a fairly small church.


Hooda Thunkit said...

Okay, you got me.

Does a tympanum window have anything to do with the church's bells, as in the louvered section above the rose window?

Jeffrey Smith said...

I'm so used to preaching to the choir that I forget. A tympanum window is triangular, in this case triangular with curved edges.