Saturday, September 23, 2006

St. Peter's Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, WV

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

St. Peter's Church, erected in 1833, still stands on a ridge in beautiful Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The townspoeple carved the steps leading up to the church directly out of the hillside, composed almost entirely of shale. Despite Harpers Ferry changing hands nearly 14 times during the Civil War, the church survived the bombardments that damaged many of the structures throughout the rest of the town and served as a hospital for the casualties of both sides.

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Anonymous Judi said...

Thanks for another great photo. This one looks a little eery though it may not have looked that way in person at all, but there is a mysterious cast to the picture.
Until seeing your photos, I didn't know Harper's Ferry hadn't become a parking lot. Once again, my horizons have been broadened by your efforts.

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