Monuments of faith: Mississippi's religious architecture from the 1800s ranges from simple to elaborate.[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED]
One of the most notable Gothic Revival Gothic revival, term designating a return to the building styles of the Middle Ages. Although the Gothic revival was practiced throughout Europe, it attained its greatest importance in the United States and England. churches built in Mississippi before the Civil War is Chapel of the Cross, near Madison, which was begun about 1852. Its design is a modification of a published design by Frank Wills Frank Wills (February 4, 1948 – September 27, 2000) was the security guard who uncovered the break-in that led to the Watergate scandal.
In June 1972, Wills was working as a private security guard at the Watergate office building, the location of the Democratic , one of the leading architects of the Ecclesiological ec·cle·si·ol·o·gy
1. The branch of theology that is concerned with the nature, constitution, and functions of a church.
2. The study of ecclesiastical architecture and ornamentation. movement.
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The First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church is a generic church name, and can refer to hundreds of churches within the English speaking world. If you followed a link here, please consider making it more specific by including the city or town in which the church resides. is widely known for the "hand pointing to heaven" atop its tall steeple.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church was built in 1885.
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Hinds County is a vernacular Gothic Revival church built in 1860. The vertical board-and-batten siding is typical of mid-19th-century Carpenter Gothic churches.
Erected in 1857-58, St. Peter's Episcopal Church is one of several substantial Gothic Revival churches built in Mississippi before the Civil War. The tower was added in 1893.
Although the building has had alterations, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church African Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist denomination (see Methodism). It was established in 1816 in Philadelphia with Richard Allen as its first bishop. In 1991 there were about 3.5 million members in the United States. , an African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. church built in 1891, retains its historic Romanesque Revival tower.
Sherry Pace is an outdoor photographer flora Madison county Historic Churches of Mississippi is her photographic tribute to religious architecture in Mississippi
Richard J. Cawthon front Jackson is the former chief architectural historian at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. He provides background information and captions for Pace's photographs.