|"Reformed Christ Church, Shepherdstown, WV"|
(C) Allen Pearson Photography
Recently, I have finally had the time to start a photography project that I have had an interest in doing for a while now. The project is driving the back roads of wherever I can to photograph churches is an interesting adventure.
I find churches to be an interesting subject to photograph. Some of the architecture is fascinating with its instinct detail and design. Architecture has always been a fascination. I think part of my adventure is that being a Christian myself, I have been around churches all of my life and it provided a subject of interest for many years. It is interesting to see the different churches other people worship in throughout the area.
The congregation which meets here has been since 1747 though not in this church. They are part of the German Reformed Church which began ministering to the German-speaking people of the area in that year. To give a time perspective in U.S. history, George Washington was fifteen years old, tobacco was being used as legal currency, and West Virginia was part of the British Colony of Virginia under the reign of King George, II. Around 1795 efforts began to build the church with the completion approximately 1798. An integral part of the church around the bells. These bells have been sounding in the community for 200 years.
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