This old church is in such a state of disrepair that it makes you want to cry. Some windows are busted out and covered with plywood. Some of the roof shingles have fallen off. It is surrounded by thick bushes and flying insects. You can’t even get close to the front entryway. I am hoping that someone will want to restore it to glory.
It is a relatively cool evening as the sun begins to set in Bartlett Texas. The town is mostly vacant, except for a few cars and trucks. Most of the shops have been boarded up with the exception of a couple of restaurants and antique stores. People have purchased or leased some of the downtown buildings to serve as their homes. The brick paved streets speak of another time. The town’s history indicates wealth from the cotton and railroad industries. Come and see some of the sights as I walk through this unique and interesting town.
I found this old gem of a structure in Bartlett Texas today. It is the First Presbyterian Church of Bartlett, and is obviously in need of repairs. According to the church records, construction of the church began on March 7, 1899. I was able to walk around and take photos of the exterior, but there was no way to get inside. The moon obliged and posed for a photo behind the bell tower.