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Ridge Valley Reformed United Church of Christ sanctuary

Ridge Valley Reformed United Church of Christ sanctuary

Interior Ridge Valley Reformed.  If you look really closely on the rear wall, near the last set of lights there is a faint line.  This is where the windows from 1854 were in the East side.  The windows were on the balcony level.  There were balconies (galleries) on the south, west and north.   There would have been a high pulpit in the center.

Interior Ridge Valley Reformed. If you look really closely on the rear wall, near the last set of lights there is a faint line. This is where the windows from 1854 were in the East side. The windows were on the balcony level. There were balconies (galleries) on the south, west and north. There would have been a high pulpit in the center.

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'Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair". A beautiful abandoned small stone tower

Painting of Ridge Valley PA, by Paul Bortz.   My Great Grandparents had a house and ice cream store with this view.  "Where the church spires rise to meet the blue of the sky...that's my home."  Ulysses Godshall.

Painting of Ridge Valley PA, by Paul Bortz. My Great Grandparents had a house and ice cream store with this view. "Where the church spires rise to meet the blue of the sky.

Exterior of Ridge Valley Reformed United Church of Christ 1947. The bell tower, stained glass and covered entrance were added in 1901.  The door was in the center under the large center window, from 1854-1901.  There is a stone with the date 1854 "Rich Vally Church"  above where the door was.

Exterior of Ridge Valley Reformed United Church of Christ 1947. The bell tower, stained glass and covered entrance were added in 1901. The door was in the center under the large center window, from 1854-1901. There is a stone with the date 1854 "Rich Vally Church" above where the door was.

Ridge Valley School. The outhouses were conveniently located.

Ridge Valley School. The outhouses were conveniently located.

Interior of Ridge Valley Reformed United Church of Christ from 1901-1947.  The ceiling and walls had frescoes which were covered in the 1947 renovation.

Interior of Ridge Valley Reformed United Church of Christ from 1901-1947. The ceiling and walls had frescoes which were covered in the 1947 renovation.

Ridge Valley Reformed United Church of Christ interior from 1947. After World War 2 the interior was updated and the main aisle was changed to the center.  The east windows were covered with hymn boards until the early 80's when the woodwork was painted white and the interior lightened up.

Ridge Valley Reformed United Church of Christ interior from 1947. After World War 2 the interior was updated and the main aisle was changed to the center. The east windows were covered with hymn boards until the early 80's when the woodwork was painted white and the interior lightened up.

These postcards are rare!   This is from the tourist mecca of Tylersport.  The cigar factory still stands on a Ridge Road.  The 2 hotels were on opposite corners of Allentown and Ridge Roads.  The other photo is of Allentown Road looking north.

These postcards are rare! This is from the tourist mecca of Tylersport. The cigar factory still stands on a Ridge Road. The 2 hotels were on opposite corners of Allentown and Ridge Roads. The other photo is of Allentown Road looking north.

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