Tuesday, November 27, 2007

St. Patrick, Bascom

The photo above shows the altar of the original St. Patrick's Church, several miles outside Bascom. The priest is Fr. T.M. Kolb, who served as pastor from 1894 to 1898. This church stood from 1863 until it was struck by lightning and burned in 1913.

A close-up of Fr. Kolb. Perhaps he is the same Fr. Kolb mentioned by Alex in previous posts about St. Alphonsus in Peru.

This is the stained-glass window of St. Patrick above the entrance doors of the current church.


Alex Fries said...

did he have something to do with that altar as well?

Kevin Hammer said...

Not sure. I haven't been able to find much on the early history of St. Patrick's.

Alex Fries said...

Jeff, did you notice the little mushroom like thing there in the right corner of this altar as well??

Jeffrey Smith said...

I have now. It's exactly the same. They're not like any altar bell I've ever seen, but I can't think what else they might be.
There are also several candlesticks that look like the Sandwich glass crucifix shaped ones.