This category of locations includes churches and, sometimes, facilities run by churches.
Continuing on with my day trip, I decided to take a look at an almost-ghost-town, Biscotasing. While this town is a mere shadow of what it had been in the past, it still enjoys a busy existence during the summer, and hunting seasons.
In 2001, this incredible, old church burned almost to the ground. The committee faced three choices. First, to place a monument on the location of the church and move on. Second, to build a new, more modern church. Third, and most expensively, to build the church as an exact replica of the original. Obviously from the pictures, they chose the third, and most difficult option.
When I arrived, I was immediately taken by the commanding po
This little country church is off the beaten path. Though located right in town, you'd be hard pressed to find it unless you were looking for it.
The inside is still in amazing shape, although the pews, and any religious symbols have been removed. Despite whatever period that has elapsed since its last use, it still smells like a church.
The property on which this building stands was purchased for $25,000 as a joint effort of nine parishes. It is alleged that the property was formally a burial ground.
This orphanage was opened June 1, 1875, and administration handled by the Sisters of St. Francis with a starting population of 47 children.