Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Saint Jerome Anglican Church


Saturday afternoon Susan and I attended an open house sponsored by the Tulsa Preservation Commission. It was held at the Parish Church of St. Jerome at 205 West King Street in Tulsa. The building was formerly a Presbyterian church and is one of the oldest in Tulsa. This beautiful window is behind the altar.

The open house was of great interest to me because it allowed me to meet some people from the Tulsa Historical Society, the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, and the Tulsa Preservation Commission. These organizations share my interest in Tulsa history and can provide information that allows me to post to my Historic Tulsa Blog.

5 comments:

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

Hello
I love the glass windows of churches, I hope one day I may you discover those of the Cathedral of Reims, the city where I was born, they are beautiful! This will be the object of our next trip, I think!
Have a nice day

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonsoir.

J'aime beaucoup ces vitraux aux lignes parfaitement rectilignes. Comme Micki, j'adore les églises, leurs architectures particulières, le baroque et le bois travaillé.
Kisses.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I love that window. Great picture.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful glass window!

Even though I'm not a believer, I have always found religious art amazingly touching.

OkieAnnie said... [Reply to comment]

Bill,
I grew up in that very old Presbyterian Church which is now St Jerome. I was a member there from 1948 until around 1965 when my parents moved out of the area. I have a lot of happy fond memories of the church, and I am glad that the old building has found such good stewards to take care of it.

From my first memories until sometime in the mid to late 1950s the Church was called First United Presbyterian Church. The name was then changed to Westminster United Presbyterian. I believe the name change occurred about the same time two large Presbyterian branches in the United States merged.

There used to be a large two-story, white frame rectory on the west side of the building, but I understand that it had burned long ago. However, the rest of the building looks great.