May 17, 2012

St Augustine’s

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Another shot from high above Austin, Nevada.

[singlepic id=1236 w=250 float=left]The church was built in 1866, making it the oldest in Nevada. It opened in time for the Christmas midnight mass that year. A fee was charged for seats in order to help pay for the roof. The bricks used for the 20 inch thick walls were fired locally.

I first photographed this church in 2004 on the TREK USA Relay (left). At that time it looked to be neglected and in disrepair. I had conflicting thoughts. On one hand, I thought it was a shame. It looked like it was a beautiful little church. On the other hand, I wished I could photograph the church in its state of decay.

I was very happy to see that St Augustine’s was saved.

On the down side, I did not arrange for a tour.

Next time.

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  1. Bob, I’m finally catching up on your series. I have been gone for the last week or so. I’ll do a more complete read in the coming days…but the images are fantastic.