Sunday, December 5, 2010

D-337 Abandoned

City Methodist Church was shut down in the 70's due to a lack of attendance. There have been several fires in this structure but the building still stands. This structure stands 9 stories tall, The Church made unique use of commercial and office space, classrooms, meeting rooms, an auditorium and a large sanctuary. Storefronts were incorporated into the building. The main goal of this church was to help people in the community.

The church was built at a cost of more than $1 million by the Rev. William G. Seaman in 1926, built in English Gothic Style.
This information came from this site: Historic Buildings of Northwest Indiana

I will be uploading more images from this outing tomorrow.
City Methodist Church
This is my daughters best friend Alexis, she's an aspiring photographer/graphic designer. She is currently in college in Ohio. She has a great eye, I would say she's already a very good photographer. She's visiting for the holiday and we took her with us.
Alexis in the snow
Yes it is snowing and yes it did get cold
Windows
there are more on my Flickr

Thanks to everyone who has shared their thoughts on the 365 Day project. I appreciate your comments.

5 comments:

Judy said...

great shots. I like the relaxed, casual look on the friend's face. And the church shot is great. so much texture and history. sad that it's not used any more.

Woody said...

I love abandoned places and this photo is spectacular!

Nikhil Ramkarran said...

Beautiful series of photos.

I am now thinking hard about what I'd like to photograph today. Dreary and rainy outside. Still, it is challenging days like these that can bring out the best in you.

greygirl25 said...

These are wonderful!

The portrait is just beautiful.

And the church, OMG, what a fun place to go exploring.

my3rdi.org said...

I like the empty look on the shut down Church. Those arch columns adds a wonderful depth to this shot.

Needless to say- portraits have turned out very good.

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