Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Old Baptist Church Replaced by New



13 comments:

Sepiru Chris said...

Hi Junosmom,

I prefer the original, but the newer church is clearly inspired by the Palladian style. Wouldn't the parishioners be delighted to know that their architecture is themed on Roman (Greek derivative) temples?.

Tschuess,
Chris

Junosmom said...

Chris, Yes, that is ironic, isn't it? But all modern things are built on the backs of our predecessors. Myself, I prefer the old. I think it had grown too small to contain the congregation.

4 Lettre Words said...

Both are lovely, but I'm partial to "old stuff".

Happy WW!

June said...

Got to say I prefer the old...

Beth F said...

My first thought was how sad -- I like the old. Happy WW

gigihawaii said...

Most buildings in Hawaii are fairly new, i.e., built during the 20th century. Needless to say, I prefer the exquisite architecture in Europe -- the cathedrals and basilicas, especially.

Janie said...

I like the old one, as well.

chuckmccky said...

Actually, the old church is still in business. While most of the congregation moved to the new church some stayed behind. The old church's "Family Life Center" was sold to the city and is now a recreation and meeting place. The YMCA runs the programs. There are programs for people of all ages.

The church itself has been undergoing a renovation, I presume paid for by the funds gotten from selling the Life Center. It appears to have been a win-win for both this lovely old church and the city.

DrillerAA said...

I am sure that the new facility is much more functional and serves the needs of the congregation better, but you have to love the style and craftsmanship is the old building.
There are a couple of older churches in this area that remind me of the first photo.

pita-woman said...

The new church reminds me of a gov't. building. :(
A little more info on the split...
When everything was still at the old church, there was starting to be some dissension in the direction things were changing, causing a split in the congregation, thus creating the new church.
The new church is more contemporary (not just the building, but the sermons, music, etc.), and much of the original congregation that followed to the new location are the younger crowd, with the older, traditionalist staying at the old building.
I went there (to the new church)once out of curiousity, right after they opened, and nearly froze too death 'cause they had the a/c cranked down so low.

Cloudia said...

Aloha, J-
Your google ads were for "gopher - b -gone" & dog ear medication!
How do they to that? LOL!
Nice post today, and thank you for commenting on the poem I blogged yesterday.

Cloudia said...

oops, I meant "possum-b-gone.com" and put me down as a fan of the old buildings. One of the thing I adored about moving to Honolulu from Kona was the number of older buildings(some 100 yrs) here; some made of coral and other local materials, ALL designed with a local sensibility in mind. (Iolani Palace, Stangewald Building, Alexander & Baldwin, Aloha tower, Royal Hawaiian, Moana Hotel. . . . Hmmm, i smell a post coming on! Aloha-

Robin said...

LOL...I have to agree, I like the old one better, but thanks to Chuck I am relieve to know it still stands and is still useful...I was under the impression they razed it and put up the uber-modern one...glad they didn't, beautiful building.

I too, love the Roman influence on more "modern" religious temples. Good catch Sepiru Chris!

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