Sunday, February 8, 2009

Church on Sunday: St. Patrick's

An image of Saint Patrick before the Catholic church bearing his name on Nelson St.

Lexington's sole Catholic church is St. Patrick's, built in 1953. (Like much of the valley, this area was settled by the Scots-Irish; as a result, Protestant churches - particularly Presbyterian - are much more numerous than Catholic.) The parsonage that adjoins the church is much older than the church itself, having been built in the Gothic Revival style in 1840. A glimpse of that tomorrow.

6 comments:

MaCoBra said...

looking forward to the glimpse of tomorrow!

Joan said...

I like that shot. Nice composition.

m_m said...

He looks like he is going somewhere! Great perspective!

Peter said...

Your churches are in general so much younger than ours, although this one looks rather traditional in style! It will be interesting to see the interior!

Marc said...

Wonderful picture. Nice subject and contrasting colors and materials. You do have many nice places in Lexington.

BKYoung said...

Indeed, a nice composition, and a difficult place to get it (any farther back and a power line ruins the image).

Peter: For an interior, check out the church website at www.stpatrickslexington.com.

MKHANSEN: Come check out our new art gallery at 20 W. Washington St. -- maybe there's a pic of the day in it...

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