Even Greg thinks these weeks go too fast!
Yikes! It's Photo Friday??!! I guess I sort of forgot that it was Friday. It happens when you achieve my level of ripeness. My wife emailed me, saying maybe I should change the name to Slacker Saturday.
Oh well, here goes, today's photo is a view by Gus Meier from the 1890s of the St. John Lutheran Church in Alma, Kansas. Construction on this particular building began in January of 1878 and proceeded slowly throughout that year. After the roof and steeple were completed, on July 23, 1878, the building's steeple was struck by lightning. The Alma News of July 24th, reported on the damage, saying "In the storm yesterday afternoon the steeple of the new Lutheran church now building, was struck by lightning, shivering one of the main posts, and running down both sides of the door frame to the ground. No other damage."
Repairs were made and construction resumed, and this building was dedicated on Sunday, March 30, 1879.
Today's photo comes to us courtesy Paul Gronquist, and I really appreciate his generosity.
Have a great weekend!