Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Original Sanctuary

This is the original sanctuary building that was destroyed by fire. There are a few major differences between this original structure and the rebuilt structure we can see today.

Do you know what they are?

First-today's older sanctuary building does not have the vent that you can see in the gable.

Second-the original building had windows on either side of the front door instead of additional doors.

Third....and this is the most major difference......the original sanctuary building had a foundation of Stone Mountain granite. Look around today and you will see the older sanctuary structure has an all brick foundation.

The image below shows the west side of the basement of the original structure where Sunday School was held for many months prior to the fire.

Below: the west side of the classroom level....taken in July, 1947