St. Martin Church – Piqua, Kansas
Back in early November, Harland and I got away for a day and drove around southeast Kansas. One of the places where we stopped was a lovely old church in the tiny town of Piqua, population 107 at the last census.
Hope the door is unlocked.
Just inside the front door tacked to a bulletin board is some info about the church and its history:
Let’s look around inside:
Who’s that slipping out on the last supper?
Very often, the best view is from the balcony:
A collection of old sheet music:
A latin hymn:
Back down the narrow balcony stairs:
A print hanging in the vestibule of the church grounds as they looked in the 1970s. The school and gym at right were closed in 1972 and torn down in 2006.
A last view from the cemetery:
The church was closed as a parish in 1998, but is still lovingly maintained by volunteers and open to the public every day.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!