Hamden Church

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    We followed a lead in Charition County, Missouri and back tracked 30 miles to find what was supposed to be a large abandoned school made of wood and across the road used to be a church, but was tore down. So we found the opposite, no school, but this very scenic church out in the middle of no where. This is what is left of a town called Hamden. The elements were so simple here. A tall church, a great tree, open hilltop, and even an outhouse! The name was the Church of the Immaculate Conception which was Catholic. The back door was open and it still contained all of its pews with kneeling benches. Also a little loft. The bell room looked unstable.


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    1. steve_rob 30 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful old church and the setting just adds to it! Excellent perspective and comp, Rodney.

    2. Pete's Photo Magic 30 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot Rod!!

    3. pennmorr 30 months ago | reply

      What a gorgeous image and a special treat to be able to get inside!

    4. swainboat 30 months ago | reply

      The old church was a beauty in its time...Terrific capture!

    5. Grapefruit Moon (Barb) 30 months ago | reply

      Wonderful find! hope you got some good pics of the interior :)

    6. siskokid 30 months ago | reply

      Beautiful light and color!
      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    7. Robb North 30 months ago | reply

      Perfect perspective!

    8. dbro1206 30 months ago | reply

      Oh man, what a find.

    9. History Rambler 30 months ago | reply

      Great shot and beautiful old church! Looks good even with asbestos siding.

    10. scott branine 30 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image Rodney. Do you have any photos of the inside?

    11. Rodney Harvey 30 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone! Scott, see my response in the comments above...wasn't photogenic unless they striped modern renovations out.

    12. OpenSpaces PrairiePlaces 30 months ago | reply

      Wow! Incredible shot! This place is gorgeous and the church--wow. Excellent!

    13. nedlugr 30 months ago | reply

      Certainly worrth the trip!

    14. shuttermeister 30 months ago | reply

      Lovely capture, great angle.

    15. Gordon _Iowa 30 months ago | reply

      Excellent photo.

    16. passion4oldplaces 30 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!!! Love the information; really interesting! Such a pretty blue sky and lovely church scene!

    17. Nux Pix (Home Treating a Tough Knee Injury) 27 months ago | reply

      Great POV I love this view... Worth the back tracking... Great Find!

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