Tuesday, March 27, 2012

K is for Knox

I think every town that has a Presbyterian Church
has a Knox Presbyterian!
Here is ours for the Burlington tour through the alphabet.


It is the second oldest church in the community.


The first church was very small, and by 1877 a larger church was needed. The original church was moved to the back of the lot to serve as a Sunday school. Later, the two structures were bricked and attached. The current structure features 12 unique stained glass windows imported from Scotland.














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14 comments:

Irene said...

The stained glass windows seem to be its best feature, although the tower is kind of nice too, I care less for the scallopped edge under the eaves. But to each his own. Why is it called a Knox church?

Halcyon said...

I've never heard of a Knox Presbyterian church. In the US, there was always the First Presbyterian church, but rarely a second. ;)

Leslie: said...

It's lovely! When I started going to a modern (Baptist) building, I wondered where the stained glass windows were. Sadly, they don't have them here.

Leslie
abcw team

Emille said...

I can't imagine the care it must have taken back then to ship 12 stained glass windows! Beautiful building:)

VioletSky said...

It is named for John Knox, a Scottish clergyman and leader of the Protestant Reformation.

Roger Owen Green said...

No Knox in our town, but we do have a First Pres.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A handsome building. Wouldn't mind seeing some of the windows, please.

chubskulit said...

There is one here at our area too.

Korean Souvenir
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

VioletSky said...

I hope to get back inside for window photos at the next Doors Open.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Gorgeous windows... I wish modern structures and architects celebrated windows more.. they are the "Eyes" of a building.. and the way in of natural light..

Luna Miranda said...

i like the gothic windows.:p

John said...

Beautiful!

KISS

NixBlog said...

We have an outer suburb inMelbourne called "Knox", but I haven't seen this name associated with any churches presbyterian or otherwise. Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough...

VioletSky said...

Maybe it is more Canadian and Scottish than I though!

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