Saturday, January 9, 2010

(still) First Alliance, Toledo

This is a historic inner-city church in Toledo, and at first glance, it appears to be a lovely old tabernacle with a Sunday school wing built on ...
Ahhhh, maybe not so much ...
Looks like there's maybe a bit too much skylight there ...
Way too much.
This church has housed the same congregation and denomination since its inception in 1887, before and since the building of this house of worship in 1923. On June 25th, 2009, something caused it to get a bit too warm in the sanctuary even by summer standards:
Man, that's ugly. Scary. Thank God there was no one in the place at the time.
I think that staircase might actually still be stable. It looks like there's some new framing at the edge of what used to be the balcony. And while most of the remaining old windows have crumbled, this one still glows with the sunlight ...
The congregation is using their fellowship hall, located across the street, for their services. They're determined to stay where they're at and make it good. These people are unstoppable. Hallelujah.

1 comment:

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

Shari,

Thanks for a much needed post and getting the Blog jumped started for the new year.

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