Tuesday, June 11, 2013

First Baptist Church - Norfolk, Virginia

The copper-topped pink granite tower caught our attention as we made our way to the city proper of Norfolk.  As we were walking up to the towering facade, a welcoming parishoner invited us in to go up into the nave and see what all was inside!  This Romanesque Revival church was built in 1906 out of pink granite quarried in New England and edged with limestone brought from Indiana to erect a larger church for the growing community.  If there was not a dinner going on in the meeting hall downstairs, I would have asked if I could have had a try at pipe organ!  But I did not want to draw that much attention to myself being it has been awhile since I have set my hands on some manuals.

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