In 2013 I gave myself a photo assignment. Pick 13 subjects, and take 13 snapshots of each. Simple. Right? I thought so. I started in February with 13 mailboxes and followed up with 13 storefronts. And that’s where I left off. Sometimes I just can’t keep up with my own crazy ideas. Luckily, my good friend Chris Clemens from The Burned Over District blog has stepped in to help me out with 13 houses of worship. The following images (in no particular order) are from all over the Rochester region. They add yet another dimension to this portrait of us…
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science). East Avenue . George Eastman built the Eastman Theatre on Gibbs St AFTER this church. He went inside and saw the ceiling and liked it so much, he copied it in the theatre.
First Unitarian Church (UUA). Winton Road . Designed by famous architect Louis Kahn, people from all over the world come to Rochester just to see this building. The congregation has a long history that predates this building back to when Susan B. Anthony was a member.
Mormon Temple (Mormonism). Palmyra . Non-Mormons are not allowed inside temples, so we don’t know what the inside looks like or have photos. Hill Cummorah is nearby – the site where Prophet Joseph Smith discovered the ancient gold plates upon which the Mormon religion was founded.
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Plymouth Spiritualist Church (Spiritualism). Vic Park A . Spiritualism was one of the religions born in the Burned Over District when the Fox Sisters revealed that they could communicate with the dead. The church originally existed in the Corn Hill area where the Fox Sisters lived for a while.
So did we miss any good ones? Let us know in the comments below. Or if you’d like to submit a series of 13, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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