Church Postcards (1893-1903)

Postcards! We love postcards here at the Beaman Library. Mail your friends and family a scenic location or monument and share the beauty with them (or make them jealous).

Take a look at this old postcard. The photo, taken sometime between 1893 and 1903, depicts the Old Stone Church, then a newly built baptist church, and its neighbor, St. Anthony’s Church, which was eventually destroyed. The buildings around the Old Stone Church were all leveled, but the Church we know and love today remained–it was only a few years old when the reservoir was built, and the state let it remain as a relic of the drowned town.

When you visit the Old Stone Church, keep an eye out for stones visible through the grass and dirt of the surrounding area. The foundations of several structures are still visible!

Church Postcard, old photograph