day of rest

” This is a small, wooden church of Gothic style of the late nineteenth century. It exemplifies a vernacular style common in late nineteenth century residential and secular buildings. It is important as a feature of the Woolen Mills community, which contains many other fine examples of residential and industrial construction of the mid to late nineteenth century. The Woolen Mills Chapel, built in 1887, and located in the Woolen Mills community (approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Courthouse Square) typifies the late 19th century trend of Gothic stylization, often seen in rural vernacular buildings. The chapel was constructed on property which had been deeded by the Woolen Mills’ founder, H.C. Marchant, to be used as a non-denominational chapel for the Woolen Mills community.”-Historic American Buildings Survey

Author: WmX

I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.

One thought on “day of rest”

  1. This is a really cool photo. That sky looks quite ominous. This seems like the sort of scene that I’d expect to pop up driving through New England so it’s pretty interesting that this is actually in Virginia.

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