Submitted By Mary Bryant

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In 1849 the originial Presbyterian Church was started. It was finished in 1852 and dedicated on Thanksgiving Day of that year. It was not a big Church, just 54 feet by 36. It was unheated and very cold. In 1860 a parsonage was built adjacent to the church. Later on improvements were made inside, a furance replaced the wood- burning stoves, new carpets were added. A pipe organ was installed in 1883 and stained glass windows were put in. In 1890 the church had over 100 parishoners and a finer parsonage had been built.

On June 26, 1895 disaster struck the church. Lightning hit the church spire and the church burned to the ground. Within a few months a new building had been erected on the same spot.

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The new Presbyterian church in the Victorian Shingle Style with Gothic influence on the spire was built in 1895 on the ruins of the earlier church building.

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