|Florence Christian, 1930||Florence Methodist, on Banklick Street||Florence Christian||Florence Christian|
Florence Methodist, 1936
|The above image of Florence Christian shows the church built in 1835, and eventually torn down in 1964. There was a prior log cabin, originally from 1831, but “We are informed that two young women lately set fire to a meeting-house of the Reformers in Boone county , Ky. and burnt it to ashes; because the church had refused them membership. What worthy church members they would have made!” The Liberator, March 13, 1846, citing the Covington, (Ky.) Intelligencer.|
OMG! They're letting a woman preach in Florence! Here.
Main Street, looking south
The Presbyterian Church, on the left, was next to the town hall.
The church closed c. WWI, and the building was sold in 1920.
by Caroline Williams
by Caroline Williams, 1950
|The back of this one says
“Lutheran Church, then Cinema,
on Main street next to town hall.”
Hopeful Lutheran Dedication, November 11, 1917
Rev. Wilford Butt's 1956 history of Hopeful Lutheran is here. (pdf)
Hopeful Lutheran's history from its 1976 anniversary booklet is here. (pdf)
|You can read a pdf of the Gefchichte der Deutchen Gemeinde der Hoffnungsvollen Kirche (History of the German Community of Hopeful Church), but only if you can read German from 1880.|
A shorter version of the Hopeful Lutheran history is here.
|Hopeful Church is on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|Hopeful Lutheran's congregation dates back to 1806. Consider how old that is.|
Hopeful Lutheran's stained glass. Read about the stained glass here. (pdf)
Hopeful Lutheran. Image on left is 1930
“John W. Aylor of Gunpowder once saved a great loss at Hopeful Church by
|Original St. Paul Church||Original St. Paul Auditorium||Original St. Paul School||Second St. Paul Church|
|These four pictures edited and posted by Ms. Ariana Spencer|
|Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. Paul is here.|
Mrs. Blanche Beemon's History of Florence Baptist is here. (pdf)
Florence Church of Christ
on the east side of US 42 and Weaver Road
|Ollie Cotton arrested for riding his horse too fast to church, story here.||John Uri Lloyd's Florence Pictures are here.|
|“At Florence, near Covington, on Sunday night, the negro population had a Christmas tree at their church. Among the visitors was a white man, named Henry Snyder, who, being intoxicated, was disorderly and took unwanted liberties with the females. Peter Aylor, on of the negroes, remonstrated with him,when Snyder drew a pistol and shot him in the head inflicting a wound which will probably prove fatal. He then shot three others, two of whom are seriously wounded.” Wabash Express, December 27, 1871 Here's another version of the story.|
|Mr. Dutton Aylor's History of St. Paul's Church is here. (pdf)||Lloyd also had many early pictures of Florence Churches, here.|