Ridge Valley Reformed UCC. The stained glass windows were added in 1901 when the auditorium was placed on the second floor. The windows were donated by the Cressman Family, no doubt local cigar manufacturers.
Rosemaling - The beautiful folk art painting styles of Norway. In 1996 Jo Sonja was awarded the Gold Medal in Rosemaling by the Norwegian American Museum (Vesterheim) representing the highest award available for Rosemaling in the United States today.
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.
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.
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Beautiful Adirondack chair for the ladies to love!
St. John Lutheran Church Ridge Valley. The tower was originally slate. There was a fence that surrounded the front of the property, like the current fence around the UCC Church. The Godshall store is visible at the far right. There are very few if any graves visible in St. John's Cemetery in the background, as the main cemetery when this picture was taken was the Union cemetery across the bridge.