CoryDoors – Old Presbyterian Church #ThursdayDoors

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.

It says:

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.

Look at that arch! ~sigh~

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.

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “CoryDoors – Old Presbyterian Church #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    March 30, 2017 at 8:03am

    Love the door and the stone arches at the doors, windows and especially in the bell tower!

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      Marian Allen

      March 30, 2017 at 10:17am

      Dan, I don’t know why your comments are going to moderation. I don’t know why I can’t whitelist you. I’ve gone into my spam filter and manually added you to the whitelist, and you fall out. This started all of a sudden. ~scratching my head~ ANYWAY, I’m glad you like the arches, too. 🙂

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  2. norm 2.0

    March 30, 2017 at 11:30am

    A lovely stone building and that white door with the arch is a perfect fit 🙂

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  3. Dan Antion

    March 30, 2017 at 12:08pm

    @Marian Allen – I was attacked by the guard dogs on your site a couple of weeks ago. They made me login again, even though it said “you are commenting as Dan…” and for almost two weeks, I was unable to add my Twitter name 🙁

    That also resulted in me getting two emails from you each day, but they come about 6-8 hours apart.

    Sometimes, like when I’m traveling and catching up after the fact, I respond to the “newer” email. I have done that recently. Maybe it thinks I’m “evil Dan” when I do that.

    Everything else went back to normal about a week ago as far as my viewing and commenting on your posts.

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      Marian Allen

      April 1, 2017 at 8:46am

      I WILL get you whitelisted again. You’re following all the rules, and I have you on my whitelist, but you still get stuck in moderation. ~scratching my head~

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  4. Deborah

    March 30, 2017 at 11:01pm

    The stone work, arched windows, with white trim and great bell tower make this church building a winner! Oh yeah, the door has a lovely transom window too. 🙂

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  5. Gordon

    April 3, 2017 at 2:02am

    Looks like a perfectly good building & door to me; wonder why they sold it (must have been worth a fortune?).

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      Marian Allen

      April 3, 2017 at 8:05am

      They’re very active giving back to the community, Gordon. I expect the upkeep and taxes on the building outweighed any income from renting, and they probably donated the space more than they rented it. They moved to their new location long before they sold this one — they needed more room for congregation and community events, and they wanted a building that was handicap accessible.

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