I love to photograph church cornerstones.
I especially like the ones that quote Scripture. This one’s both clever and obvious.
In Metea, they hew to Proverbs 3:6.
This isn’t exactly a cornerstone. But no matter; I love its lettering. From Romans 1:16.
This plate shows the common practice of naming the church and calling out its key dates.
I come upon lots of little country churches while I’m on the road.
I also find large, prosperous old churches in bigger cities.
I attend West Park Christian Church today.
Some cornerstones are verbose.
Some cornerstones get right to the point.
Churches with roots in the 1800s are usually proud of it.
1900-1910 must have been a time of unprecedented church construction.
I used to attend North Liberty Christian Church.
Hard times forced us to sell. We took our cornerstone with us.
We found a time capsule inside the cornerstone! Read about it here.
See a historic panoramic photo of
West Park Christian Church here.