What and where is this Ohio church?
December 26, 2018 8:25 AM   Subscribe

Years ago, a family member of mine inherited a beautiful black-and-white photograph of a large church in Ohio. I've been trying without luck to figure out what church it is, but my Google-fu is failing me. Can you help?

This is the church. I also included close-ups of the sign in front of the church, which is partially obscured but indicates that it's a First Baptist Church with a pastor named Seasholes. The church is on Ohio Route 51 and is next door to a mechanic named Jones & Schnell. Those seem like good clues, but I'm coming up blank. Can you help me figure out exactly where this church is, and its full name?
posted by southern_sky to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
 
Could it be this one?
posted by christinetheslp at 8:34 AM on December 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Doing a Google image search of "gothic baptist church ohio" led me to The First Baptist Church of Dayton.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 8:35 AM on December 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Wiki says OH-51 is under 31 miles long. I wonder if you can just use google street view to look for the site? This site can automate that for you.
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra at 8:38 AM on December 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Route 51 doesn't go through Dayton.
posted by cooker girl at 8:38 AM on December 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


That's it! Thank you so much for solving the mystery, brilliant sleuths!
posted by southern_sky at 8:39 AM on December 26, 2018




That makes more sense!
posted by cooker girl at 8:45 AM on December 26, 2018


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