Monday, November 5, 2012

November 4



Today's barn is one of the most unusual barns I've ever shared. It's not much to look at from the side.
But, what if I tell you this barn used to be a church?
This was the little church I went to as a child.
A new building was put up in the 1970's and this building was purchased and moved to a field.  The steeple was removed 
and so were some of the other elements that made it look like a church.



They put vertical siding on it and this garage door.  It was used for storage, but lately it's just been sitting unused in a field.

 
It's sad for me to see this, but if I look close, I can see touches of its old beauty!

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18 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I bet it was a pretty little church! Too bad it's not being used for anything now.

Sally in WA said...

At first it was like, "Oh goody! A building re-purposed into something else useful." But now it is a shame to see it going unused. How neat that is was your childhood church though.

Rose said...

Oh, it is sad....I can still see it as a little country church.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a great barn story! Too bad it is no longer used, tho.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This is an unusual barn - it still looks a bit like a church! Last weekend I saw a church that looks like a barn - if I can remember where I saw it, I'll go back and snap a photo.

Jeannelle said...

I echo the others in saying its very unusual. Its good you know the story that goes with it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful memory. I'm glad you can take photos of it to keep and enjoy. I love all of the detail!

Nell at njschout said...

That is a rather unusual situation! Yes, you can still see the special woodwork from the church.

TexWisGirl said...

very unique! glad it is still in use, though.

Carletta said...

Those architectural elements are charming! The building could one again be something special. I hope someone preserves it.

Tanya said...

it is still beautiful!

Jori said...

Love the detail around the top. What a special building!

Lauren Davenport said...

This past weekend we drove past an old barn and I thought, "I need to come back here with my camera to take a picture for Mari." :) I always love your photos.

S. Etole said...

That seems like an unusual turn of events.

pattisjarrett said...

My first thought when I saw the photo was a church. There's something about it that reminds me of many of the older churches in W.Va. Interesting changes and usage.

Bev said...

How interesting!! My daughter moved to a town my parents lived before I was born. We visited a restaurant there and it turned out it was the church were my parents attended!

Tricia Hays said...

You would think after going thru all the trouble of moving it & the money it must have cost, that they'd take better care of it. So sorry, Mari, but it isn't too late, it can be saved. =)

Kerin said...

That is amazing.

It would really be nice if it were being taken care of currently.

The dentil moulding on it is beautiful.
It's difficult to find charming details like that anymore.

Enjoy this day...

K.