First Presbyterian Church, Castle Shannon

First Presbyterian Church, Castle Shannon

A wood-frame country church whose most identifiable feature is its big square belfry. Artificial siding has eaten up some of the trim and made the walls a little monotonous, but the shapes of the various masses still make an interesting composition.

Belfry

Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Castle Shannon

Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

This is the old church, which apparently now hosts a congregation called Providence Church. Next door the Lutherans have a newer building, now called Emmanuel Lutheran, since the possessive was banned from church names in the late twentieth century. This building is not a work of high architecture, but it is a pleasant village church in the Gothic style, and the substantial square corner tower makes it look like an anchor of the neighborhood.

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