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[Video] A Historic Wooden Church in the Deep South

[Video] A Historic Wooden Church in the Deep South

Behind the scenes video of a visit to a historic wooden church discovered on a Southern backroad

Black and white photographs begin at 3:23

Southern Gothic Window Trio, ca 1850s (A0030909). Click to buy a fine art photo.
Southern Gothic Window Trio, ca 1850s (A0030909). Click to buy a fine art photo.

I discovered this beautiful, historic, wooden Gothic Revival church while driving on a back road in southwest Alabama. This is St. Andrews Episcopal Church, built in 1853 – 54, in Gallion, Alabama (Prairieville). I’ve never seen a gothic building made out of wood before, including the buttresses. It’s a delicious and unexpected find, visible from the busy road that passes nearby.

In the churchyard, there’s a beautifully Victorian (and slightly creepy) graveyard. A sign on the perimeter fence surrounding the property identifies it as a 1930s donation.

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~ Keith

 

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