Tuesday, July 17, 2012

An Old Brick Building up on the Bluffs

We recently sold this, a 1920s book of maps of Washington County:

Which has this in it:

Which gives us occasion to speak of the foundations of our little (big) bookstore on North 4th Street-- that would be block #14 there, just between Mulberry and Linden Streets.

It is well known that Loome Theological Booksellers has its home in an old church.
What may be lesser known is that the building was originally a mission church of the Covenant denomination, founded by Swedish immigrants.

And what may be even lesser known, is that the same plot of land was the original site of the first Catholic Church in Stillwater, St. Michael's, before the parish moved to the South Hill.

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