Work on the historic stone church, began in 1866,
with the first service held in January, 1867.
Through out all these years, there remains an active congregation.
It is considered the oldest Lutheran church sanctuary in Texas.
Carl Sigegismund Bauer, A German Texan, designed the building.
He also was the head mason.
On one side wall, the church sanctuary is supported by buttresses.
As is the case with most country churches, there is a cemetery on the property.
I'll leave you today with a link to the gospel song,
"The Old Country Church"
Click HERE to listen.
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A lovely old church. The roof looks rather barn-like & I like the stone fenceReplyDelete
What a pretty church that is!ReplyDelete
Nice little church & graveyard. First time I have seen buttresses on an American country churchReplyDelete
I think it's a lovely, humble looking church, as if it's one purpose was for the worship of its people, not to impress others. The little graveyard looks peaceful beside the open field.ReplyDelete
Playing "catch-up" from last week. What a lovely church this is. It's has a wonderful white picket fence and the stone wall around the cemetery is fabulousReplyDelete