Holy Moly

I went downtown to go to the bank and deposit my government check quickly before the government runs out of money. I had forgotten that we can’t go into the bank, so I had to use the drive up. And right there across the street is a building that I have meant to take a picture of, so today was the day.

This looks to be a rather ordinary old building, perhaps it was once a family home?

No, it was actually the first temple in the city. I had noticed this cornerstone when I was out walking with the late Miss Dog. The building was home to some attorney at the time, now it is home to an architect (although this bit here does look like it needs some maintenance).

Since I was already downtown I decided to take a few more pictures of some of the many church buildings (former and current).

This building is newly rehabbed, it used to have a clapboard exterior and was rather seedy looking. And after being used for a variety of things, it is a church of some sort again.

I’m not sure if this one is an active church or not, but it obviously has not been gussied up. (Yet).

I’m also not sure if this one is still a church, or if it has been remodeled into use as a home. It is similar to the temple, perhaps they were built around the same time.

Here was the church cat, on the prowl for church mice. 😉

This is only a small sampling of the numerous church buildings in the tiny downtown area. What does this say about the founders of the city: they were a religious bunch, and they couldn’t get along with their heathen neighbors. I suppose it’s still the same to this very day.

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