Silverton, Colorado is an old mining town that now focuses on tourism. It’s one of the highest situated towns in the U.S and was established in 1874. There are a couple of old churches including First Congregational, established in 1878. The building was dedicated in 1881 and then added the steeple in 1892. While I was making this photo one morning, one of the locals told me that Ansel Adams shot this church once.
The first Catholic services in town were held in the First Congregational Church, but by 1903, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church had their own building.