Just for fun :)
April 25, 2012
Also once known as the Richard Asbury Methodist Church. Originally, a predominantly white congregation, I believe the current congregation is mostly, if not all, African American.
One of only two remaining churches in Queen Anne's County, MD to have a separate entrance for slaves. This side entrance went directly to the stairs that led up to the slave gallery.
At first I thought that the stairs to the slaves entrance was no longer standing (see attached photos: the side entrance is a good 3-4 feet off the ground), but I have since read accounts that the practice was for the enslaved folks to transition directly from the carriage to the entrance.
I am utterly fascinated that these bits of history still remain on our landscape.
April 24, 2012
April 22, 2012
On my way to Fredericksburg, Va last week, I noticed that one of my favorite Route 1 structures had taken a bit of a hit. Hopefully, it is a preservation effort that is underway.
Site from a few years ago: