The photo postcard of the "Baptist" church was postmarked April 23, 1927. In 2004, the church was hit by lightening causing a fire for which the Forest-Jackson Twp. fire department responded in time to save all but the roof of the bell tower. It was replaced later that year.
The fire incident made national headlines as the building was struck just after the preacher had asked for a sign from God. One of its stained glass windows, possibly the one shown here, was solicited from the G.A.R.
We have some information about the "Methodist Protestant" church bell. You can see the information by reviewing a postcard from Forest Weikart in 1880.
On the grounds of the M.P. church stood the "sheep shed" or the boys gymnasium. Students played basketball in the shed and attended classes at times. The shed was torn down in 1936 to make way for a new high school. It was torn down in 2005.
The "Presbyterian" photograph was taken from a postcard which was postmarked June 23, 1910.
The "United Methodist Episcopal" church is located at the southwest corner of Dixon & Gormley streets. The main entrance faces Gormley. An addition was approved and constructed in the 1960s. The church's new addition foundation can be seen in the photograph "1965 Addition" taken during the summer of 1965.