Abandoned Church on Hoagland Road II

Here are two more photograph from the abandoned brick church at the corner of Hoagland Road and Clayton Road. The first one is the little door in the steeple tower, and the second is the garage door in the new addition that was added to the right side of the church later.

The door in the steeple tower of an old abandoned brick church at the corner of Hoagland Road and Clayton Road in rural southeast Allen County, Indiana. The door is an old weathered wood panel door that is painted blue. A window with blue trim pierces the wall next to the blue door.

The light changed rapidly between sunny and cloudy. Finally it rained right after I finished photographing.

One of the large garage doors in the old abandoned brick church at the corner of Hoagland Road and Clayton Road in rural southeast Allen County, Indiana. The door is made of old blue painted wood siding. A green light with a large reflector hangs above the door. This is the newer addition to the side of the old church.

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Abandoned Church on Hoagland road

A couple months ago I decided to drive to the small town of Monroeville in southeast Allen County, just to check the town out because I had never been there before. I discovered two places I wanted to photograph that day, but had to wait on both. The first was the building in Monroeville with the American flag painted on it, shown in my last post. The other was an old abandoned brick church on Hoagland Road about halfway between the towns of Hoagland and Monroeville. I didn’t photograph it the day I discovered it because the light was not what I wanted.

On Easter Sunday I returned to Monroeville to see if I could photograph the building with the flag, and I passed the church. The light was perfect, and alternated between sunny and cloudy as the clouds moved in the sky. I made several photographs of it, and I have two of them online now. The others will follow in a few days.

Abandoned brick church building at the corner of Hoagland Road and Clayton Road in rural southeast Allen County, Indiana. The church has been converted into a barn or garage. The crossroads is visible in the foreground and a utility pole sits in front of the tin roofed building. The windows are boarded up with gray metal sheeting. The sky is full of dark storm clouds and it rained right after I made the photograph.

The building looks like its been converted by the farmer who owns the land into a barn or garage. I’ve seen several old schoolhouses that have sufferd that fate here in Indiana, but never a church. The right half of the building was added later and looks like a typical workshop or garage building fused to a traditional rural church.

A narrow window on the steeple tower of an abandoned brick church at the corner of Hoagland Road and Clayton Road in southeast Allen County, Indiana. The pointed arch window is boarded up with grey metal sheeting.

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Patriotism in Monroeville, Indiana

Although I have lived most of my life in Allen County, I had never been to the small town of Monroeville, located in the southeast part of the county. A couple months ago I drove out there to see what the town looked like, and I found this building. I wasn’t able to photograph it at that time because a car was parked on the street in front of it. I returned on Easter sunday and made this photograph. I plan to return to Monroeville soon to photograph more of the town.

This old building, with its patrotic message, is located on State Road 101 in the center of Monroeville.

An old brick building in the small town of Monroeville, Indiana has a large American flag painted on the side of the building. The word United is painted above a park bench  next to the flag. A row of arched windows lines the top floor of the old commercial building which houses a pizza parlor. Located on Indiana State Road 101, which is Monroeville's main street.

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The Ortiz Mountains

This is one of my photographs from New Mexico. I have many more photographs from my nearly two years in Santa Fe waiting to be put online. I believe that I have around 50 rolls of film that I have processed but not yet printed from New Mexico. Those will be slowly appearing here over the next year or so alongside new work that I am producing here in Indiana.

The ortiz mountains seen in early evening from near the edge of La Bajada Mesa in Santa Fe County, New Mexico just off interstate 25. Dramatic clouds hover over the landscape in a dark sky.

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