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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Church in Harpers Ferry

St. Peters Roman Catholic church in Harpers Ferry West Virginia.
While enjoying our walk around Harpers Ferry,  this church just commanded us to take a walk up and get a closer look where she sits .   There was a feeling I got as I stood there taking in the view of the church and looking down around the surrounding area.   I would have loved to have looked around inside, but not open at the time I was there.
The building completed in 1833 after taking three years to build.
This is the third church built in Harpers Ferry but the only one not built on government land.
Part of the Appalachian trail is the street along the side of church.


 
  
 
I am linking up with -  Sally Saw  Inspired Sunday
 

9 comments:

  1. i love this church. enjoy the details. the hubby & i have traveled there a few times. what a cool area.

    so glad you linked up with us. thanks!! have a great weekend. ( :

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  2. Wow, beautiful church! I bet it is absolutely gorgeous inside!

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  3. Oh, this church is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a lovely weekend dear!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  4. I really like the steeple on this church. A very interesting design.

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  5. What a gorgeous church...I would love to see inside!

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  6. Such a unique church all around. Especially admire that contrasting dark red brick/stone work and the trim detailing on the steeple. Like also that the use of simple crosses is repeated in several of the roof gables.

    I had head of southern cities and homes being spared for their beauty during the Civil War, but never churches. Glad this one was spared.

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  7. A fine presentation for Sally Saw. Excellent photography of this notable place. It is all so historic. Very well done.

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  8. We also have a St Peter's Church here on the VA eastern shore, which is the only Roman Catholic Church in this area. But, its architecture is nowhere near as beautiful or striking as this one, Betsy.

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  9. What a wonderful building! I'm so glad you shared it with us. The US is so huge we can never see it all except for bloggy friends who share.

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