Six different kinds of tin were used in the church my Great Grandfather Isaac built.
Did I photograph all six types?
Four types are on the wall.
Two types on the ceiling.
I was taken with the ceiling....it is elegant in a simple way...the ceiling light fixtures reminded me of the lights we had in the old schoolhouse when I was in fifth and sixth grades.
I also wondered if the pale shade of blue on the walls was the original color.
It’s a simple, elegant place. Prayers were heard here.
What a beautiful place to worship!
It is better to use tin rather than the paneling that was use so much later on. It is so great they saved the church and are keeping it up.
I have never seen a completely tin covered structure before. This old church is a treasure, with quite a history!
It is so lovely! Was tin something used on walls commonly in your area? Here in Northern Ohio German country churches were often brick or stone, with stone or wood paneling. My family church is constructed with wood and has wood paneling walls and ceiling. Although stores and businesses used tin ceilings, I don't think I have ever seen tin ceilings in churches around here. Very pretty!
I love to see churches like this saved and preserved. Your family connection to this church is very special. A small basic church such as this is every bit as beautiful in it's own way as a large Cathedral.
Tin panels were very popular at one time. there were patterns as in your photo. My old country school had a tin ceiling.
That is fascinating. I've never come across tin sheets used like this, only plaster work, but the ceiling looks so attractive.
The ceiling is amazing. What a lot of work that would have been - it was obviously a labour of love.
Those tin designs are so gorgeous!
Love embossed tin. What a unique church and a great family commection.
That ceiling is so beautiful. I can imagine myself staring up at it during the sermon as I used to do when I was a little girl in the church I grew up in.
Considering its age the church is in very good condition. I think the tin on the ceiling is particularly nice.
What a history, and what a story! If those walls and tin sheets could talk! ❤
I would so love to visit this beautiful church someday. I think everything about it is beautiful. I love that pale shade of blue and also the tin. So delicate and you can tell they were trying to honor the Lord in the building of the church.
There's something about tin ceilings that just fascinates me. Tin walls--that's something new to me. It is a beautiful building. :)
Such an elegant ceiling. I’ve always loved those old embossed tin ceilings. Never noticed it used on walls.
I liked the photos wouldn't have known they were tin
How fateful that their daughter dies and then they did on the Titanic! What were the odds.....how very sad. I lvoe that church and the tin is gorgeous.
This is so interesting!! I enjoy learning about the histories of the places and people in our country. I zoomed in on that ceiling -- I think it's absolutely elegant! How sad they lost their daughter in Finland, and then their own demise.
Interesting. I never even knew there were six kinds.
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