Thursday, June 26, 2014

#82: Church of the Holy Family

Oldest Catholic parish in America that is still continuing to operate. How far back are we talking about, you ask? 1699. The log church, however, was built a century later, in 1799. The building was constructed of black walnut timbers, pretty much like the French Colonial style. Interestingly enough, this place is only one of five still standing that carry on that style. Many different types of services are conducted here. One example is a contemporary Sunday morning service, which features guitar music (unlike the others).

View from the parking lot

Front of the building


Church of the Holy Family on FB
Wikipedia link
Official website

East 1st Street, CAHOKIA, IL, 62206
Cake artist: Screwed Arts Collective

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