From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Saints Peter & Paul Parish Hall

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...





Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hopkinsville, KY, has recently repainted their parish hall (above photo).

I imagine that the terra cotta color was chosen to make the parish hall look more like its near neighbors. The red brick church sits downhill just a few feet from the front of the parish hall. Two vintage red brick homes owned by the church sit beside the parish hall. I think one of the homes may be the rectory, and the other is occupied mainly by the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop.

The red berries on the shrubs along the red wall look very red indeed, and even the bark of the shrubs takes up a reddish hue. It's an interesting landscaping effect.

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What do you think? Tell us in a comment.

2 comments:

limey said...

I think it looks quite attractive. Sad to say if there was a similar wall near to where I live it would not be long before the graffiti vandals (I refuse to call them artists)'tagged' it. I just hope that it remains pristine.

Genevieve said...

Shhh. Don't give anyone ideas.

I don't know how much of a problem graffiti is in Hopkinsville, but I sure do see a lot of graffiti on the railroad boxcars that pass through.

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