I’m not Presbyterian, but I’ve spent a goodly amount of time at the Corydon Presbyterian Church. That’s because they’re always up to something! They have: a bang-up Mardi Gras meal; used to have a coffee-house once a month, with entertainment, coffee, and home-made desserts; a Christmas gift bazaar in November; informational seminars on social topics — the list goes on and on.
Much as I like them, and much as I like their “new” building, which you can see if you follow this link to the Corydon Presbyterian Church website, my pictures today are of their old building on the square.
Organized under Louisville Presbytery, Synod of Kentucky, January 1819 by Rev. John Finley Crowe, who later founded Hanover College. Early Church services were held in homes and in State Capitol prior to building first church 1826. Original church stood on South Capitol Ave. where present E.U.B. Church stands. This original church used as a Confederate Hospital following the Battle of Corydon, July 9, 1863. Congregation moved to new location and present church erected 1906. Oldest continuous church organization in Corydon.
I did pictures of the F.U.B. Church another time. Yeah, there’s a typo on the marker. “Present church” is also incorrect now, since the actual present church is on out the road a piece.
But here’s the church that’s the present church, as far as the marker knows.
After they moved out, the Presbyterians let other denominations hold services there while those folks were raising money to build their own churches, ’cause that’s how our Presbyterians roll. They eventually sold the building to some civic or municipal organization. The door was locked, so I couldn’t go inside to snap the windows and door with the sunlight coming through. Alas.
This has been a part of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up. Go to Norm’s page, look at his gorgeous photos, click on the blue frog button, and see who else in the world is sharing doors.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about someone who moves often.