Church - Presbyterian

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The Presbyterian Church as it appeared in the Spring of 2009. Probably the greatest change is the absence of trees in the current picture as well as the addition of the portico on the side.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/3/09 - Image Year: 2009

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The Presbyterian congregation and the Lutheran congregation shared a structure at Church Hill from 1832 until 1852 with each using the building on alternate Sundays. This arrangement ended when in 1852 the current brick structure was erected. The Port Royal Presbyterian Church has been at this location at 4th and Main Streets since that time.

The following note appeared in the Oct. 9, 1907 issue of the Port Royal Times: "Services were resumed in the Port Royal Presbyterian Church on Sunday after having been closed for 3 months, during which time the interior of the building underwent repairs. The new metal ceiling, beautifully decorated, and the handsome side walls, made the church one of the most attractive in the county. Acetylene lights are being installed and when all the details are completed the congregation can look with much pleasure upon their place of worship."

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/14/09 - Image Year: 2009
A different view of the church in 2009.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/21/13 - Image Year: 2012
Presbyterian Church in 2012. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/10/13 - Image Year: 1900
The barn across the alley behind the Church is the building in which James Carpenter was murdered. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/31/09 - Image Year: 1909
This picture shows both the Church and Manse as they appeared in 1909.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/31/09 - Image Year: 1912
If you look at the various pictures of the Presbyterian Church you will not find much change over the years.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/17/11 - Image Year: 1910
The Presbyterian Church in 1910.
Contributed by ray on 8/17/11 - Image Year: 1910
The Presbyterian Church in 1910.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/3/09 - Image Year: 1914
The structure underwent very little change since the earlier photo in 1911.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/1/13 - Image Year: 1944
Veteran Lt. Col. Carl Decker remembers and honors the service men and women at the Port Royal Presbyterian Church. His appearance was part of a service in recognition that others than military personnel support the war effort. Carl emphasized that the machinist, farmer and women on assembly lines all play an important part. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/21/14 - Image Year: 2007
MAIN STREET: an aerial view of the middle section of Main Street between Third and Fourth Streets as represented by Google Earth.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/27/09 - Image Year: 1885
This map shows the 300 block of Main (Middle) Street as it appeared in 1885. This church is represented as #10 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/27/09 - Image Year: 1889
This map shows the 300 block of Main (Middle) Street as it appeared in 1889. This church is represented as #10 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/27/09 - Image Year: 1904
This map shows the 300 block of Main (Middle) Street as it appeared in 1904. This church is represented as #10 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/27/09 - Image Year: 1911
This map shows the 300 block of Main (Middle) Street as it appeared in 1911. This church is represented as #10 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/27/09 - Image Year: 1928
This map shows the 300 block of Main (Middle) Street as it appeared in 1928. This church is represented as #10 on the map.



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