website was created to make available contemporary photographs,
there are too many interesting churches that have disappeared—except
on old albumen prints or in engravings made for pre-1900 books
and magazines. We solicit such images from our readers and will
reproduce at least one every month, along with such historical
information as we can find about these vanished churches.
If you would like to see an image
in your possession on this site, we are pleased to receive your
own scans, or you may send us the photograph and we will create
a high resolution scan and return the image to you with a copy
of the scan and out thanks! If you have a number of such vintage
images, we may be able to bring our scanner to your site.
of the River Meetinghouse
In this photograph from 1909 we have one of the earliest Methodist
meetinghouses in the state—Head of the River, erected in 1792. The
building is in fantastic condition and it is listed (of course) in
the National Register of Historic Places.