Inside the Old Stone Church

Inside the Old Stone Church
Old Church
Image by Cam Miller 2014
The Old Stone Church in the heart of Monroeville was built in 1896 to accommodate a congregation that had outgrown the original Presbyterian Church built in 1834. With basically a square shape, the building gives an illusion of an octagonal shape with three-sided pyramidal roof bays at the north and south sides. The original pews were restored in 1989. Note the lath ceilings.

The congregation moved to a new church in 1958, leaving the building to the Monroeville Church of Christ. Ten years later when they moved on, the church was purchase by members of the T.M. Sylves family for donation to the Monroeville Historical Society. The bell tower was added in 1976.

The church is available for weddings and other appropriate activities. I could have done without the guy in the flannel shirt, but when I took this photo, the church had just been opened for a wedding rehearsal and he was the organist. I had about two minutes to grab a couple shots.