Do you recognize the building featured on this postcard? It’s labelled “Presbyterian Church, Essex, NY”, however, you may know it as the Essex Community Church! The church was originally Presbyterian, however, in 1922 it became a federated church when the local Baptist and Methodist congregations joined with the Presbyterians to share the church and the name changed.
When do you think this photo was taken? What has changed since? Notice anything of note?
Here are some comments the community has already made:
Christine Herrmann: Essex Community Church! I think that today it is Methodist.
Dianne Lansing: The clock has to yet been installed in this photo.
Peter Pierce: No electrical lines blocking a great shot lol
This church was built in 1853, and although there were holes cut to house a clock in the tower it was not until 1911 that a clock was installed. I do think that Dianne is right and the clock is not in place yet. That likely dates the image to some point prior to 1911.
What do you think of the photo? Do you have any other thoughts to share? Please leave a comment below!
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- Vintage Photo: Essex Baptist Church (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Presbyterian Church (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Sherwood Inn Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Corner of Main and Church Street (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Former Methodist Church with Steeple (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)