In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. ~Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

I had a hard time deciding what to do for the letter O.  First I thought I would do October for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Then I thought the obvious Ohio.  But then I came up with the Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland.  It is an historic Church.  It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1973.

It is a Presbyterian Church.  I always marveled at it when I would go downtown because it is right in the center of downtown on Public Square. Its been there since the 1800's.  It has a very interesting history.   Here is a link if you'd like to find out more about the Church -  Old Stone Church



Besides all the history involved with the Church, it is historical to me because my husband and I got married there.  When we were looking for a Church to get married in neither of us belonged to one.  We were very opened minded and we decided that the Old Stone Church would be the place.  Since my husband's family was from farther out they could get their easily from the freeway.  We also thought how often could you get married in an historical Church. 

I had never been in the Church but I knew it would be beautiful.  The first time when we had to go see the reverend for our classes and saw the Church inside it was as beautiful as I imagined.  Even though we didn't belong to that Church everyone there was outstanding to us and made us feel like we belonged.  Here are a couple of pictures the photographer took.



For more Alphabe-Thursday posts go over to Jenny's and see what others have come up with for the letter O
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/04/alphabe-thursday-o.html

39 comments:

Christy said...

I just love old churches. They have so much more character than modern ones. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Oh Viki! Thank you for this nostalgic stop on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "O"!

I love that Church.

And I've been there.

The history and stories I feel in those places is just outstanding!

Thank you for helping make Alphabe-Thursday so interesting!

A+

Jenny said...

I am working at nightschool tonight so please excuse my early visit!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That was the perfect place for a wedding. Old churches are so quaint and beautiful.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful church in which to be married. Thanks for sharing this!

Terra said...

what a precious memory! We live in the heart of suburbia where everything is new and nothing is nostaligic...perhaps I need to move...

Debbie said...

Vikki, I am glad you came up with this O post, because it is beautiful, and we adore the character of an old church. Recently we where in Raleigh Durham and we went to Duke university and the chapel their took my breath away......Your wedding must have been beautiful!

mbkatc230 said...

I love old churches, and this one is a beauty. The alter is just gorgeous, what a wonderful place to be married. Thanks for the little tour! Kathy

5thsister said...

Lovely. the old churches with history i find fascinating. A wonderful O post btw.

mrs. c said...

Viki,
What a lovely church to be married in and the fact that it is historic is a big plus to me. I love old buildings, they have so much character! I live in a house built in 1927 so you know I love old things! Thanks for the additional link!

Cheryl said...

When I first saw the title I thought this might be about a nearby place with the same name where musicians gather to create magic. Doesn't matter that it wasn't cuz this is so much sweeter than anything anyone could have written about that Old Stone Church.

Vicki said...

Awesome! And special cause now it's kinda Your Church...

Thanks for sharing this (o:

Christy said...

what a lovely old church....what a wonderful place to start your married life

jen said...

I graduated in art history, emphasizing architecture. I couldn't have found a better post for me. Thanks for sharing one of Cleveland's gems. I may never see it in real life!

easternsparkle said...

Old churches hold so many memories don't they - thanks for sharing yours!

Jo said...

that looks like a gorgeous old church ... i love buildings that have history.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

great O post...
Happy Thursday!
Mine is here
hugs
shakira

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a beautiful old church. The details they used to decorate it are amazing. It souds like the people there are too.

My name is PJ. said...

I am a fan of old, historic, vintage, antique anything, but when it's a church you know that it holds the happiest and the saddest memories of those who attended. Neat!

Brenda said...

That must be a wonderful memory to be married in such a historic place.

Julie Schuler said...

It's a lovely place. I love old masonry. It has a lot of character.

Mumsy said...

Old churches are beautiful, fancy, and has an amazing feel of spirit to me.

baukje said...

What a lovely church full of history, really a good place to marry.... I can imagine that you go there from time to time.

jfb57 said...

It is wonderful when you visit a new church & it is a beautiful place. I'm often in awe of the builders skills & talents.

Riet said...

Old churches always are beautiful. I love to visit them and I always hope that the organ is playing. Grreat O post

Red Couch Recipes said...

How fun to be married in such a historical place and I kind of think the name is sort of funny too! Great "O" post. Joni

jeff campbell said...

I love old churches and just think you made the perfect choice for your "O" post. Peace and blessings...

Tracy said...

Wow super post thanks for visiting

Short and Sweet said...

That church is very stately and I think you made a wise decision to get married there.
Old churches are so neat to visit.

Steph said...

Hi Viki! I'm so happy to be back at your blog. You had two really good ideas and I love that you picked the church you were married in. It is a very special and beautiful building. I love historic places!

Natasha said...

What a lovely story. We have been to Cleveland but didn't spend much time in the downtown area...I wish I did now as I would have loved to have visited that old church.

Best wishes and happy weekend,
Natasha.

Jacque said...

Good Morning Viki,

That is a beautiful church! I love history and I love old churches. My hometown is full of old buildings and churches too! The one you marry in is always special. Ours had a gold altar--gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing that memory with us today!

Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by the farhouse for a visit. We love having company!

JcVeggie said...

Cool pcitures! I love these kind of aged photos:) I think its great that this place is on the registry, places this beautiful should be protected and taken care of:) Lovely post!

Pondside said...

What an interesting old church - and how lucky that you were able to be married there and have a connection to its history.

Lourie said...

Wow that is an amazing church. Good choice for O.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tina said...

What a beautiful church! Thanks for sharing with us. Looks like a great place to get married :-)

Catherine said...

What a lovely church! I like your O post :) .
Blessings,
Catherine

Melinda Cornish said...

it is beautiful...what a great place to start your marriage!

Amanda said...

Just a beautiful space to have your wedding! You are so lucky. When I got married, the only churches in my town were weird modern buildings that had no character. I would have given my eye-teeth to get married in a lovely old stone church.