A collapsing structure may be all we see today, but I am certain that at some point in time, this building gave people hope and comfort.
This is one of the first forgotten buildings I ever photographed and I recently learned that it will soon be dismantled. On my last visit, I ran into the owner who shared the story behind why they've decided to take it down.
The church currently sits in the middle of a 400 acre parcel that the family can't secure insurance with a dilapidated structure on site. Although the reasoning to take it down makes perfect sense, it doesn't make it any less sad.
[Alachua County, FL c.1884]