Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?


Third Presbyterian Church

“Mrs. Thaw’s Chocolate Church,” as it was called when it was put up, this splendid building was designed by Theophilus P. Chandler, Jr., and opened in 1903. Mary Thaw, the widow of Henry Thaw, paid for most of it, and doubtless specified the architect; Chandler had also designed the Thaws’ mansion, which (alas) is long gone. Chandler was also the architect of First Presbyterian downtown and the titanic Duncan mausoleum and column in the Union Dale Cemetery.

The picture of the front above is put together from eight different photographs, which is the only way old Pa Pitt could get the whole building from this angle.

Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

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