Monday, September 24, 2007

A Nod Outside the Church

A commenter just mentioned Salem Lutheran, in the Vistula Historic District. It's a very nice building, with an uncommonly high spire. Not that spires are common around here, anyway.

7 comments:

Stephen Renico said...

This is a shot in the dark, but is this site done by the same man as the now-missing New Roving Medievalist?

Jeffrey Smith said...

Yes, it is, with good help on this one. Have a look at THIS.

ShariYS said...

Thank you, thank you for posting this photo! Isn't that spire incredible?! What a challenge-but you did a beautiful job!

The link to the aforementioned Blade article:
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070630/NEWS10/706300355

BGSU archive indicating family registers dating back to 1786!
http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/ms0499.html

Jeffrey Smith said...

Thank you. Judging by the picture in the newspaper story, they have a wonderful altar. And statues!

ShariYS said...

Yes - statues! I can think of at least three other Lutheran churches in the area that use statues. And one with carved wooden icons in the chancel ...

ShariYS said...
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ShariYS said...

No use cluttering things up with posts for events that have taken place (great concert, though!). But I digress ... I'm going to head down there some Sunday morning, and take some photos (and throw a few $ in the plate). Jeffrey, I'll email to you privately any decent photos of the place.