Church of the Holy Comforter

Church of the Holy Comforter, Crescent City, Florida (Putnam County)
Church of the Holy Comforter, Crescent City, Florida (Putnam County)

With the increase of winter visitors to Florida in the late 1800s, the Crescent City, Florida area decided they needed a church.  So the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter was built and services first held in early 1878.  The design is considered Carpenter Gothic, developed by Richard Upjohn, a British born architect who also lived in New York.  This architectural style was modeled on the Gothic architecture of the Anglican churches and allowed skilled local carpenters to help poorer or more rural parishes to design affordable, but attractive places to worship.  Many of these Carpenter Gothic churches in Florida were built along the St. Johns River, which was a major travel route for early travelers.

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Ocoee Christian

Ocoee Christian Church, Orange County, Florida
Ocoee Christian Church, Orange County, Florida

Ocoee Christian Church near Orlando was added to the National Register of Historic Places 20 years ago.  The church was built in 1891 and is the oldest Florida church serving the Disciples of Christ denomination.  The architectural style is Late Gothic Revival and I was able to grab a few photos just before sunset one afternoon.