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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Old Church


From the Archives - North Dakota, 2012

The brutal North Dakota weather has done its work on this poor church.

 Not bad though for being 103 years old.

With less than 100 people living in the little town of Jud,  
the old church probably doesn't stand much of a chance for the future.



19 comments:

s.c said...

Still a nice sight.

biebkriebels said...

It is such a pretty building, it should have a paint work on the outside to look better. But probably the wood is not in a good condition anymore.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Considering it is mad of wood and lasted all this time I thing it has done superbly well. Beautifull old church

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful piece of architecture.

Linda Kay said...

That is so sad that it has been left to ruin. Someone should restore it. And in light of the age of some of the building in Europe, 103 years aint much!

TexWisGirl said...

sure makes for great photos, though. love the b&w.

Randy said...

Looks like something out of a horror movie.

Giga said...

He was very nice at the time of its glory, and now has a great picture. Regards.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A very nicely proportioned building, especially the tower. I hope that someone thinks about preserving some of these country churches before they all disappear.

21 Wits said...

Not bad at all, and I can see where a bit of paint and a tad more of TLC would truly bring this back to life.

Rose said...

It sure has been a beauty...even is still. I wish someone would fix it up. Up by Lafayette, there is a church that was bought and turned into a quilt shop!

RedPat said...

Sad since it looks like it was a beauty!

theconstantwalker said...

It's a wonderful old building John...

Pam said...

Looks nice in b&w, a little weathering makes things interesting, right?

Felicia said...

Sad. I'm sure it was beautiful in it day and in a way it still is.

Stewart M said...

Does need a bit of TLC, but I'm sure its possible.

The beaches in Tasmania are pretty remarkable really!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

ClickNCamera said...

That's a beauty!

photowannabe said...

I think I would have worn my camera out taking pictures of that wonderful church. I love paint peeling , weathered things. Love the black and white ones especially.

Karen said...

Sad watching it fall down. But I guess, all things have their time, even St. Paul's Lutheran.