Saturday, October 16, 2010

And the Beat Goes On!!

Well, at least the ATCs go on........and on.....and on.......

Theme of this group is Old Churches.  We had so much fun driving around looking over the treetops for interesting steeples!  One of the most fun hunting trips ever!  Here's what I found!

The first is the Basilica of St. Mary - Recognized as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture in the country, the Basilica of St. Mary was constructed in Minneapolis between 1907 and 1915. It's also the first Basilica in the United States, honored by Pope Pius XI in 1926. And it has been named to the National Regtister of Historic Places.

Next is Scandia Church - One of the earliest of the Swedish Baptist Churches in Minnesota, Scandia Baptist Church was founded in 1855. The diary of the carpenter who worked on the Scandia church building was used by Moberg in the writing of his famous trilogy about Swedish Immigration.

 Third is St. Katherine's Ukranian Orthodox - St. Katherine Church in Arden Hills, MN is designed in the Ukranian Baroque Architectural style. The Cathedral of Sophia in Kyiv provided the inspiration for the design of St. Katherine Ukranian Orthodox Church.
 And last but not least is St. Constantine Ukranian Catholic Church - The area of Northeast Minneapolis is home to a large Ukranian population. One of the oldest congretations is St. Constantine's Ukranian Catholic Church established in 1913. It has a beautiful domed roof.

As you can see, the Minneapolis area has a significant Ukranian population!  There are several other churches I photographed but those will have to wait for another time!