Friday, March 29, 2013

Circular Church






The Circular Church
A Diverse Community
Building and Graveyard


History : The members of Circular Congregational Church are proud to be one of the oldest continuously worshipping congregations in the South. Among highlights of our history are: Charles Towne's original settlers founded this protestant, or dissenting, church about 1681. The graveyard is the city's oldest burial grounds with monuments dating from 1696. The first meeting house on this site gave Meeting Street its name. The third structure here, a vast, circular hall built in 1804, burned in 1861. Bricks from "Old Circular" were used in building the present sanctuary in 1890.


14 comments:

  1. I'd love to visit it!

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  2. Thanks Kate. Very interesting reading the history of this churches past congregations.

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  3. Impressive history, and equally impressive architecture.

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  4. That is an unusual stained glass design.

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  5. We have round church in Mainz, too. (I always thought it was a gasometer...)
    Interestingly enough, there's a recent architectural trend in old folks' homes to build them with curved walls and no corners to prevent the old gents from peeing in them...

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  6. An unusual design.

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  7. I was hoping that you'd take a detailed shot of that window Kate, it's a Celtic design yes? Really beautifully design.

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  8. Interesting history and nice to see their traditions are still alive!

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  9. Oh this is lovely, and so timely. I enjoyed the historical tidbits tremendously.

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  10. Round and round we go - especially at Communion! I like it! And a fine historical building/congregation!

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  11. Love that design and the windows.

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  12. Nice stained glass.

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  13. There's a lot of history here and there's still more to come.

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