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.
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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