Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?


Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church

A congregation near Canonsburg founded in Revolutionary times by John McMillan, “the Apostle of Presbyterianism in the West.” He preached here for decades, and his grave is here in the old churchyard, along with graves of many other early settlers.

The current building dates from 1840, with extensive renovations in 2002. While the renovations were in progress, the whole front fell down, so that everything you see on the side with the bell tower and entrance is new.

Camera: Olympus E-20n.

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  1. I didn’t realize that Father Pitt ranged this far from the Forks of the Ohio. Can’t wait to see what other architectural gems from Washington appear.

    • As a rule, Father Pitt considers the entire Pittsburgh Combined Statistical Area as within the reach of this site, although it is true that, for practical reasons, he has a strong prejudice in favor of places that are accessible by streetcar and bus. For areas outside the Pittsburgh CSA (and for some local pictures that might be redundant here), there is The Mirrour of the World.

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