Monday, August 27, 2007

Immaculate Conception, Old South End

After rebuilding, from the 1920 fire, was completed, but before the new pews and altars were installed.

5 comments:

Afries52 said...

that's a lot of chairs...

Jeffrey Smith said...

Reminds me of the European cathedrals, with even more chairs. Most of them never had pews.

Afries52 said...

yeah and why is that exactly?

Jeffrey Smith said...

Well, for one thing, they're enormous and pews would cost a fortune. Since the cathedrals are put to a lot of different uses, they'd get in the way, as well.
Actually pews are a relatively new invention. It's only a hundred years or so since people became too proud to kneel on the floor.

Hooda Thunkit said...

This too, is my first exposure to a "pewless" church.