This church located in the Southernside community has an artistic puzzle appearance, similar to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Buncombe Street. It is located near one end of the now missing Hampton Avenue bridge from yesterday’s post. A pedestrian bridge would connect the community on the other side to this church, and cut out the extra 1.5 mile trip to walk around on the Pete Hollis Boulevard bridge.
This octagonal church was commissioned by Vardry McBee (the ‘father of Greenville’) back in 1842 as a place for employees of one of his factories to worship. The thinking behind the design is that there is more usable floor space per square foot than a square design. It is located in Conestee, SC, and is on the National Register of historic places. It is just one of three surviving octagonal churches in the United States from this era.
This monument is in front of the Allen Temple AME church,Â across from the Fluor Field ball park. Â This bell was part of the original church and was transferred to the new church in 1929.
A fall view of a Â tree outside the historicÂ Christ Church Episcopal on the corner of Church and East North Street.
The cold weather, we have been experencing, provides vivid clear skys as backgrounds to photos .. I also liked the columns on the Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and the stark leafless trees.
I like the sign at the Presbyterian Academy in downtown Greenville .. I also like the leaves in this photo.
Recently I was invited to take a photo during the worship service at Downtown Presbyterian .. I was very moved by the opportunity and very much enjoyed the service .. as you can see from the photo the service was very well attended. Their website says they are “Pursing the Heart of Greenville”.