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Nordmont Church 1929

Sometimes, how you go about finding the identity of a structure is purely coincidental or opportunistic. In early June 2000, Linda Ross wrote: The Nordmont 1929 photo is a picture postcard from my grandfather Peterman's country store. My Mother had written "Nordmont Church" on the back of the postcard.

One question raised by Linda was whether or not this structure was just an old black and white picture of the Cherry Grove Church. The "Nordmont" church differs from the Cherry Grove structure pictured elsewhere on this page in 1985, in the number of windows and the steeple. While an original steeple could have been removed, it is doubtful that the windows would have been refitted. The other anomaly wa that there are very tall trees close to the back of the building, suggesting a much higher slope than is actually present at this location. In short, we assumed these were two different structures.

Later in June 2000, Linda made a visit to Nordmont and this is what she had to say:
There is a church on RT2006 just at the edge of Nordmont -- the one in the "mystery photo" that I labeled Nordmont1929. It is actually St. Pauls United Methodist Church. My mother attended that church in the 1920's and she pointed out that this was the place where people worshiped when Cherry Grove was closed. St. Paul's, however, does not have a cemetery. Its steeple is somewhat modified today, and a small addition was built, but in other respects the exterior looks much the same as it did in the photo from 1929.