Friday, November 30, 2007

An Interesting Mystery

Kevin Hammer has found a postcard showing a very impressive church. It's identified as Our Lady of Consolation, in Carey, and identifies Fr. John G. Mizer as the pastor. The card is of a type that would have been made, say between 1905 and 1915. Not much further, either way. Fr. Mizer was pastor at Carey for twenty-five years, but was pastor at St. John, in Lima, for four years before his death in 1919.
This raises some interesting questions. It obviously was never built at Carey. However, St. John's could well be a radically scaled down version of this design. HERE'S a picture. I don't know when St. John's was built, but it looks like about 1900 to 1940.
One wonders if this could have been meant for Carey, but reworked to build St. John's?

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