Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Moment for Reflection

A phone call from a friend on Friday prompted us to get out Saturday to visit the site of this old church-building being dismantled on the Wideman Road just outside of Oxford. We asked a couple of folks we met while in the area what building this was but neither was quite sure. The only thing we were told was that it may have been a church.
If you know this old building, let us know what it is...whether a church, school, or both!
Each time we see one of these majestic old structures falling down from fatigue or as in this case...being dismantled...it leaves us somewhat melancholy.

UPDATE!!

A helpful reader has informed us that this was indeed a church-building! It was the home of Pleasant Ridge Church.



5 comments:

Paula said...

DID YOU GUYS EVER TALK TO DARRELL BALL THERE ON THE WIDEMAN ROAD-THE ONE GUY YOU TALKED TO THOUGHT HE WOULD KNOW YOUR ANSWERS-HE ALSO SAID A GUY NAMED MORRIS JONES OWNED THAT PLACE-MAYBE THIS WILL HELP

Al-Ozarka said...

We did talk to Darrell! And Vernon Roddy! They were the couple of folks I referred to in the post!

I looked at a land-platt and noticed that the land is owned by a Morris Jones. Thanks for confirming it!

Paula said...

YES VERNON IS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE-HE SAID HE TALKED TO YOU

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Al-Ozarka said...

Paula said:

NOT 100% SURE BUT VERNON SAID HE WAS TALKING TO MR.STAPLETON WHEN HE TALKED TO YOU GUYS-(Name Removed) LIVES DOWN ON THE WIDEMAN ROAD THERE IN THE SHARP CURVE RIGHT ABOUT WHERE THE NEW BLACKTOP STARTS-HIS HOUSE IS ON THE RIGHT AS YOU MAKE THE CURVE THERE&HE HAS A LOT OF HORSE PENS,ETC OUT THERE.NOT TRYING TO BE NOSY-JUST TRYING TO HELP IDENTIFY THIS BUILDING-I THINK WHAT YOU GUYS DO IS VERY INTERESTING.