Sunday, September 15, 2013

Historical Church - Manatee Village


 This church was built in 1887 and it took 2 years to build it. First used by Union Congregation, then later as Methodist-Episcopal Church South and is now in Manatee Historical Village and  available to rent for services and weddings.




I had to stand on the steps to get a shot of the steeple, and the front view I took through a glass window from inside the courthouse.



Joining Inspired Sunday, be sure to stop by and view other churches and join in to.

33 comments:

Eva Ason said...

What a nice church - I love churches built with wood. And it looks very well taken care of too. Gorgeous pictures. We have very windy weather here today, so it calls for a day indoors I think. Enjoy your Sunday

Blackberry Lane said...

Oh how I love these pictures. Have a good day.

Ann said...

a beautiful church. Looking at the last picture I'm betting that those air conditioners weren't part of the original construction...lol

GOOSE said...

That is beautiful. Looks well cared for.
Blessings,
Goose

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Lovely architecture! Nice description to go with the pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

it is really pretty. you know, this would be a great link-up to inspired sunday. ;)

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Muffy's Marks said...

Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sally in WA said...

There is a lot of detail in that steeple! Great shots. Thanks for sharing it in InSPIREd Sunday!

Gerald (SK14) said...

a church for rent - what an idea

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

welcome ... so glad you linked up to Inspired Sunday ... i love the moss ... what a beauty.

enjoy your week. hope to see you again real soon. ( :

Renegades said...

What a pretty church. I love old buildings and have a fondness for churches and barns.

Betsy said...

A beautiful church. I especially like the picture taken of it through the spainish moss.
betsy

Amy Burzese said...

Lovely old church. The moss dripping from the surrounding trees makes it even better.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is absolutely gorgeous and how awesome it would be to have a wedding there!

Susannah said...

Sandra, now I have been trying not to use the word Love so much....But I love the first photos so much. That would be so nice in my house on a small wall. The other pics are gorgeous, too. I love old churches. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

Gail said...

I love history and old structures. This is beautiful.

DawnTreader said...

Love it! especially the collage of the tower images

Betty Manousos said...

really beautiful old church.
lovely architecture and pictures.
i thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful photos and description.


have a great rest of your weekend~ xo

Madi and Mom said...

I love love love this post. I'm early in my blog I did a weekly post called Steeple Sunday. We have lots of lovely steeples in Raleigh.

Bravo this is beautiful
Hugs Cecilia

Chatty Crone said...

I do love old churches and I think about all the history there - the weddings - births - deaths - have a great Sunday. sandie

SweetMarie said...

Love the angle of the first photo. This church is beautiful!

I'm running way behind!!! lol

Ginny said...

Oh NOOO, standing on steps looking upward!! I cannot even look upward without steps!!! So does this church have a congregation, I am guessing NO since it is in the historical village. I have never seen one like it, and it kind of looks like one that in my mind the Pilgrims would build. PERFECT for Sunday, I LOVE it! HEY, it has FEET!!! Must be really watery there, had it been somewhere else, then moved?

LC said...

You always find a way to find the spots from which you capture photos with outstanding composition. Never ordinary!

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous building! Nice batch!!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great church and great photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's a beautiful old building. This is what a church should look like in my mind. Today they can have almost any shape at all. I know it is only a building and God can be worshipped everywhere,but I still like the looks of a church style building.

Deb said...

Sandra those are beautiful shots...I can just see ladies with their hats and gloves on...pretty church dresses....

George said...

This is a beautiful church building, and you got some great shots of it.

EG CameraGirl said...

Pretty! I like the architecture and that it's still in such good condition.

Dee said...

Magnificent church......makes my heart fuzzy, :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This is such a pretty church! I really enjoyed seeing this one. Twyla

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful old church. It reminds me of the ones I used to see in Georgia. Some would be in small towns and others would be in the middle of nowhere. But they all shared similar architecture.

The porch swing below brings back a lot of memories for me. There was one on my grandmother's porch that I loved.

Rose said...

This is so beautiful!