Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/loca...#ixzz1y5dWiqkCA small, pristine church sits alone in a field on a hill behind Skyview High, holding both a past and a future.
Built in 1917 in Box Elder, Faith Lutheran Church served a small congregation in the tiny north-central Montana town just south of the Canadian border for nearly 90 years. In the not-too-distant future, what’s now called the Little White Church will be the worship center for a senior community planned by St. John’s Lutheran Ministries.
Alexander & Baldwin Building:
The Dillingham Transportation Building:
"His modest resources meant that he could dress no more than reasonably well, but he did so with a kind of faded elegance that ignored the dictates of fashion... the overall effect was of someone frozen in time, indifferent to the new fashions of the agitated age he was living through. The truth is that he took pleasure in this, for obscure reasons that perhaps even he could not have explained."
Certainly not the fanciest building listed here but my favorite music venue is Cordelia Lutheran, nestled in the wheat fields south of Moscow, Idaho. Having been built in 1883 it is the oldest standing Lutheran church in Idaho. It is surrounded by miles of nothing but wheat fields and has no electricity so when local music groups come to play for their summer concert series it is strictly an unplugged affair. The place would be jam packed if 50 people showed up and there's no air conditioning. On a hot day windows on both sides are kept open and there's usually a cool breeze to keep things comfortable. A hand cranked pump provides water if you're thirsty. It's not hard to imagine yourself 120 years ago in this place.
I had almost forgotten all about this thread. Thank you to all that posted. I always enjoy seeing new places and pictures.
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. --Katherine Hepburn