Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Altona Mennonite Meeting House

Andy | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Best Blogger Tips

You will find the structure in what is now known as the Altona Ghost Town. Built in 1852 by pioneers who emigrated from Pennsylvania it is surrounded by the only cemetery in the community.  It contains the graves of the pioneers who settled in the area in the early 1800's.


The floors and pews, are of simple construction and are as they were in 1852. The plastered, walls and ceilings are stark white as they have been through all of the many years. The ceiling has been replastered recently, using authentic materials.


  1. I think it's important to take care of and maintain old buildings as they are a part of our history. This is a beautiful little "chapel"

  2. I grew up in Pa. where there are many Mennonites and Amish. There is an Altoona, Pennsylvania, with one 'o'!

  3. Lovely shots showing the plainness of the interior. I've never been to Altona but will put it on my list of places to visit.

  4. I like this, Andy. Its simplicity is beautiful.

  5. A cute little building but I have a problem in that it looks too much like churches I knew in my childhood. Not fun places, either. Stark and forbidding. Hard benches, plain, plain, plain, the latter, for some reason, being made into a virtue.

    Nevertheless, I'm delighted that it is being kept up as it is, indeed, of historical interest.


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