By Richard J. Cawthon
Misplaced church buildings of Mississippi is a set of archival photos, postcards, and drawings of a couple of hundred outstanding church buildings and synagogues vanquished by way of hearth, catastrophe, improvement, or overlook. built basically from the mid-1800s during the early 1900s, those areas of worship have been frequently one of the so much visually admired and architecturally extraordinary constructions in Mississippi. Storms, floods, tornadoes, flames, bulldozers, or the disbandment of congregations razed what as soon as used to be hallowed.In misplaced church buildings of Mississippi, architectural historian Richard J. Cawthon reclaims such noteworthy church buildings because the previous St. Paul's Catholic Church in Vicksburg, Bethel Presbyterian Church close to Columbus, the previous Trinity Episcopal Church in move Christian, and the previous First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo urban. choices symbolize over fifty cities and towns in the course of the country and are captured in one hundred eighty exact black-and-white illustrations from a number of historic documents and different collections.Cawthon discusses the architectural gains and old history of every apartment of worship and offers a quick advent that illuminates the examine of misplaced constructions, in addition to a word list of architectural phrases and an annotated bibliography. misplaced church buildings of Mississippi rescues a cardinal legacy and acknowledges a section of the state's wealthy architectural and non secular background.
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The tower of the old First Methodist Church in Clarksdale was very similar to the tower of Design K by F. E. Kidder as depicted on plate XXXIV in his Churches and Chapels, published in 1900. Colorado, architect F. E. Kidder, in his book Churches and Chapels, published in 1900, suggests that Kidder may have prepared the original mail-order plans for all three of these churches. In 1917 the old First Methodist Church in Clarksdale was replaced by the present sanctuary on the same site. - - First Presbyterian Church Clarksdale, Coahoma County (circa 1915–17) The second building of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale stood at the northwest corner of Second Street and Sharkey Avenue.
One of the most proliﬁc of the designers of mail-order church plans during this period was Benjamin D. Price. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Price later relocated to Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, where he and his son Max Charles Price did an extensive trade in church plans. These plans were advertised through catalogs that were compiled annually. Hundreds of churches all across the United States were built from plans prepared by Benjamin Price. ) congregations. Price’s mail-order plans were especially popular for small, newly organized, ﬁnancially challenged congregations that were being established by the hundreds or even thousands in the towns and villages that were springing up throughout the country along America’s rapidly expanding railroad network.
Bethel Presbyterian Church was destroyed by a tornado on November 10, 2002. Its site is marked by a state historical marker. - - Robinson Springs Methodist Church, in Elmore County, Alabama, built in 1845. The ruins of Bethel Presbyterian Church following its destruction by a tornado on November 10, 2002. - - (Old) First Methodist Church (First Methodist Episcopal Church, South) Corinth, Alcorn County (1890–92, enlarged and remodeled 1905–6) The old First Methodist Church in Corinth was located at 514 Taylor Street, at the southeast corner of Taylor and Foote streets, facing west toward the courthouse square.
Lost Churches of Mississippi by Richard J. Cawthon