Jay had been eyeing this one up for a while. We both lived down the street from it, so a little more danger was involved.
You should know by now we love danger.
Quick history before we get started;
This church was started in 1820, they built their first building on this parcel in 1840. By 1884 they needed a larger building to accommodate their growing faction, so they sold the old building, it was removed and a new church was built in its place. In 1906 the Church was destroyed by a fire. The building you see in these pictures was dedicated in 1908 on the same parcel. In 1950 the church had again grown to need expansions and these were done in the form of school rooms built onto the existing building. Ten years later the church decided to move its location to better accommodate its still thriving following and closed its doors to this property.
I couldn’t find what it was used for past that, but with its contents it leads one to believe that there were more occupants after the church. Doesn’t seem like they too stayed long though.
It was easy to find a places to park this time, not so easy to find a way in.
Active businesses were surrounding us and we were off a busy road, so logically we scuttled around it’s backside to avoid prying eyes.
Nothing was open, the town had it pretty well boarded.
When does this stop us? Nevaahhhh.
Spotting what looked like a partially open window Jay hopped on a raised part of the building and quickly learned that the window hadn’t been boarded because the roof leading to it was collapsing.
Lowering ourselves onto a bench through the window as our eyes adjusted we saw the weirdest combination of things. Like someone had just been using this as their personal storage for nick nacks and whos its.
Bird cages and heavy equipment amidst old benches and random doors.
Unfortunately I was so displeased it wasn’t the “as expected” really cool decaying church interior.
I didn’t really get pictures of these oddities.
Here’s the one I did get.
Regardless of me being a princess we did find some really weird stuff that I couldn’t not take pictures of.
Italian heritage bumper stickers.
Wut. Yeah, you heard me. “Ciao Bella”
In the same room there was a ban saw and plenty of newspapers.
After these treasures we headed upstairs where we found the headquarters of some hoodlums.
Speakers and holes in the walls.
At least the view of the graveyard was nice.
They decorated real nice, right?
Jay wanted to check out the attic and I was pretty nope about that.
We heard something move up there and that solidified my answer. I didn’t need my face eaten off by some raccoon who was upset we were in its den.
I sat downstairs and waited.
Nothing cool in there, so to the basement we went!
I don’t know why we had been saving the basements for last recently because all the cool things are in the basements.
There was evidence of a fire in the basement as well as some really creepy things being stored.
What was really cool though was the old cafeteria they had to feed the less fortunate. The partitioned door was still there to hand food under and the glassware as well!
We could also see where the little roof was collapsing that we came in over.
Finding our way out of the basement we exited the hole we came through and to the car we went.
Small little church with pretty colors.
Onto the next!
You know what to do.
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