This beautiful building has been vacant most of the time we’ve lived in Corydon. I understand the roof is a shambles and the interior is a wreck. I think it was the NAAPA store for a while, which would explain the spark plug sign on the steeple.
The front door has been modernized, to the detriment of the looks of the front.
UB stands for United Bretheren. The United Brethren were one of the first — maybe THE first — denomination established in the United States — in 1767. There was a split in 1889, with the Liberals eventually joining with the Methodists in 1968. The Radicals, led by the father of Wilbur and Orville Wright, is still going. But not in this building.
Another early denomination is the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), another church that has split and recombined, with different factions growing in different directions. I believe the Corydon Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) — established in 1833 — met in the United Brethren building for a time.
ANYWAY, this poor old building is the worse for wear. Here’s a side door.
This is part of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up. Hop on over and click on the little blue froggy link to see who else is participating.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a derelict building.