B_08A Federal Hill – St. John’s Roman Catholic Church (1871) – 352 Atwells Avenue (at Sutton Street) – Looking West from Prospect Terrace – 2:17 p.m. on the Clock Tower in the Foreground

B_08A Federal Hill – St. John’s Roman Catholic Church (1871) – 352 Atwells Avenue (at Sutton Street) – Looking West from Prospect Terrace – 2:17 p.m. on the Clock Tower in the Foreground
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Image by California Cthulhu (Will Hart)
St. John’s Roman Catholic Church (1871) – 352 Atwells Ave – The "Free-Will Baptist Church", home of the Starry Wisdom sect in H. P. Lovecraft’s story, "The Haunter of the Dark." Demolished 04-February-1992. Looking West from Prospect Terrace – 2:17 p.m. on the Clock Tower. The 16-Story building on the left is the Sister Dominica Manor (built as Bradford House in 1966 as one of three low-income elderly housing projects by Rhode Island Housing and the city of Providence) (also known as Federal Hill Manor) at 100 Atwells Avenue.

H. P. Lovecraft’s description in "The Haunter of the Dark" still says it the best, "Of all the distant objects on Federal Hill, a certain huge, dark church most fascinated Blake. It stood out with especial distinctness at certain hours of the day, and at sunset the great tower and tapering steeple loomed blackly against the flaming sky. It seemed to rest on especially high ground; for the grimy facade, and the obliquely seen north side with sloping roof and the tops of great pointed windows, rose boldly above the tangle of surrounding ridgepoles and chimney-pots. Peculiarly grim and austere, it appeared to be built of stone, stained and weathered with the smoke and storms of a century and more. The style, so far as the glass could show, was that earliest experimental form of Gothic revival which preceded the stately Upjohn period and held over some of the outlines and proportions of the Georgian age."

Photo taken by Will Hart on 17-August-1990.

Free Choir Concert Scheduled for April 14 at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Ferndale, Wash.

Ferndale, WA (PRWEB) April 4, 2006

The combined choirs of First Baptist Church of Ferndale, Wash., and Grace Baptist Church of Bellingham, Wash., will present a free performance of the musical, “Eyes of Faith,” at 7:00 p.m. on Good Friday, April 14 in the auditorium of First Baptist Church of Ferndale. The “Eyes of Faith” depicts the resurrection story of Jesus Christ from the perspective of three people — Peter, a disciple of Jesus and early church leader; Judas, the betrayer of Jesus who killed himself in remorse over his actions; and Mary Magdalene, a convert of Jesus.

The hour-long performance will be in the auditorium of First Baptist Church of Ferndale, WA, located at 5759 Vista Drive in Ferndale. Everyone is invited but seating is limited. The doors open at 6:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Ferndale also will be hosting breakfast on Easter Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in its fellowship hall, followed by Easter Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium.

First Baptist Church of Ferndale has been serving the Ferndale area for 126 years and welcomes anyone wishing to visit their fellowship.

Call 360-384-3111 or visit www.ferndalebaptist.com for more information.

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