Sunday, June 5, 2011

Church of the Good Shepherd


The Church of the Good Shepherd was founded in 1868 by Elizabeth Colt, widow of Samuel Colt, in memory of three of their children who died in infancy.  Colt was a wealthy manufacturer of firearms.

22 comments:

Karl said...

Beautiful Church, Jack!
Have a good sunday, Karl

Joe said...

Wow, such a magnificent church.

Kate said...

Both edifices are very striking. Firearms and religion...interesting combination ...

cieldequimper said...

Striking architecture to say the least!

brattcat said...

Sam Colt, indeed, did very well for himself.

Birdman said...

Amazing masonry work... they were artisans.

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful photo of a gorgeous church with fantastic architectural details! I wonder if she's as beautiful on the inside? Only one way to find out.... (hint, hint)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is one beautiful Church Jack, such an intricate design, they certainly went all out one it!

Randy said...

Great design. Looks more like something from old England.

Regina K said...

Wow that is an amazing church.

Malyss said...

"the " Colt?!.. This architecture could be found in eastern or northern Europe as well..very rich! Poor Mrs Colt..

Sharon said...

What an impressive church with some amazing details. It has an eastern European look to it but, with such whimsical trim.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous church and does look more European than most of our churches! Really superb photos, Jack, love the details you've captured! Always enjoy the history you include as well! Have a great day!

Sylvia

Fresh Garden said...

Happy moments, praise church.
Difficult moments, seek church.
Every moment, thank church.
Yeah!

Jacob said...

Son of a gun! :-)

'Tis a gorgeous structure.

There seems to be a rich irony here...the Colt was the weapon that played a fundamental part in the white takeover of what is now the western U.S.

The Prince of Peace and the Prince of Guns. :-)

Thanks, Jack, for your words of consolation! Much appreciated.

RedPat said...

Gorgeous church - such tragic times for infants in the old days!

Virginia said...

Beautiful architecture and the grounds are lovely as well.
V

jennyfreckles said...

How very elborate. The irony is there... but I'm sure the loss of three children was heartbreaking.

JM said...

Amazing fa├žade, love it, Jack! It seems Kate had the same thought as me...

VP said...

Oh, that Colt... An impressive building and a beautiful church!

SRQ said...

Gorgeous. And, an interesting tidbit of American history too.

Nativa said...

This reminds me of the many historical structures (churches) in my home town Trinidad & Tobago.