By Richard J. Cawthon
Lost church buildings of Mississippi is a set of archival images, postcards, and drawings of a couple of hundred remarkable church buildings and synagogues vanquished by means of hearth, catastrophe, improvement, or forget. developed basically from the mid-1800s during the early 1900s, those areas of worship have been usually one of the such a lot visually widespread and architecturally extraordinary constructions in Mississippi. Storms, floods, tornadoes, flames, bulldozers, or the disbandment of congregations razed what as soon as used to be hallowed.
In Lost church buildings of Mississippi, architectural historian Richard J. Cawthon reclaims such noteworthy church buildings because the outdated St. Paul's Catholic Church in Vicksburg, Bethel Presbyterian Church close to Columbus, the outdated Trinity Episcopal Church in go Christian, and the outdated First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo urban. choices signify over fifty cities and towns in the course of the kingdom and are captured in one hundred eighty special black-and-white illustrations from a number of historic documents and different collections.
Cawthon discusses the architectural gains and historic heritage of every condo of worship and offers a quick creation that illuminates the examine of misplaced structures, in addition to a thesaurus of architectural phrases and an annotated bibliography. Lost church buildings of Mississippi rescues a cardinal legacy and acknowledges a component of the state's wealthy architectural and non secular heritage.