Mary’s Sepia Scenes arrives for this fine edit. I figure that stone and sepia seems to work well, often the older the better. And in old mill towns such as Ansonia, churches of a certain era, sepia subjects appear quite readily.
I first showcase Christ Episcopal Church on South Cliff Street, directly across the street from the classic Ansonia Library. The cornerstone was laid in late 1896 and the church opened and consecrated in 1900. The building was constructed of Ansonia granite, quarried at Potter’s Quarry in Ansonia.
This English Gothic church lends itself wonderfully in the slightly darkened sepia edit…
The First Congregational Church is next door to the previous subject. Founded in 1850, this building, opened in 1865, replaced an earlier wood structure. The façade of this gothic edifice was built of stone quarried in nearby Seymour. Interestingly, the stained glass windows are Tiffany.
Anson G. Phelps, the founder of Ansonia, donated the land for the church.