The Windows Of Saint Peter's
These street level stained-glass windows are on the west side of Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where St. Peter’s sits high on a hill above the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. In 1859, the historic town was the site of abolitionist John Brown’s raid on the United States Armory and Arsenal, a precursor to the American Civil War two years later. St. Peter’s was the only church in the town not to be destroyed during the Civil War. First built in 1833, the Neo-Gothic styled church we see today is the result of extensive alterations to the original building in 1896. Even the road the church is on is famous ,for it is part of the Appalachian Trail, which at 2,190 miles is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world (the road is partly visible in this photograph).
June 15th, 2019
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