Sunday, May 9, 2010

Steeple Sunday:Hayes Barton Baptist Church

This steeple belongs to Hayes Barton Baptist Church.
Note the half moon just to the right of the steeple.
I took this picture one evening at 5:30 pm getting the moon in the picture was a bonus

In the early 1920's Raleigh was growing out of the city. The street car tracks came down Glenwood Avenue and lots were being sold in the area called Hayes Barton. By 1926 there were a number of homes in the area. Meetings were held in the neighborhood for the purpose of organizing a Baptist Church.
The first service was held on Thanksgiving Day November 25, 1926 in a small wooden structure on the property. In 1927 the little wooden structure was torn down and work began on the beautiful cream-colored brick structure. The new sanctuary would seat 850. On September 5, 1962 just ten months after it celebrated it 35th anniversary the sanctuary and original section of the church that was built in 1928 was destroyed by fire.

On August 28, 1966 the first service was held in the new sanctuary.
I love the warm tone of the church's trim color.
Today this church is the centerpiece to a part of Raleigh called Five Points, there are five streets that branch off from where the church sits on Glenwood Avenue. I could not find
the membership number today; however, the church sits on several blocks. Each Christmas
they have a live Nativity Scene that draws spectators from all over the area.
Happy Mother's Day to all Moms of fur and human children.


  1. Beautiful photos!
    How is your mom doing?
    I still have to smile when I think of Madi putting the rings in her fountain. I would love to see that!
    I listed your blog as "Madi" on my sidebar under Great Pet Blogs. Is that OK, or would you like for me to use your "real" blog title?
    Happy Mother's Day! Give Madi a hug from us.

  2. Happy Mother's Day to your mom and Grandma today Madi.
    We have Mother's Day on a different day in the UK - not sure why.
    Again some stunning pics of your Baptist church - we reckon Raleigh has a lot of churches!
    It must be a lovely church to visit at Christmas with the nativity scene.
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  3. We hope that your mom is well.

    Have a good Mother's Day! We thinks that church is purrty!

  4. meow..meow..

    Hope Mother's Day
    is just like you ...


    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya :)

  5. You will have to show us pics of the Nativity scene this Dec.! Happy Mom's Day!

  6. Hi Madi,

    Tell your mom and grandma Happy Mother's Day from me and my mom! Makes sure you gives them extra lovins today too!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  7. Interesting. Yep, post picture of the live nativity.

  8. Madi,
    Sending you and your Mommy 12 big purrs today!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  9. Happy Mother's Day to your mom and grandma!!!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful photos!!
    We love the bonus moon! It matches the steeple color!!

  10. So glad to hear that your mom is doing well!!
    Happy Fur Mother's Day to you as well!

  11. Happy Mother's Day :)

  12. LOL
    between your legs !!
    oh.. oh.. madi you are a silly girl ;)
    What a funny story
    I say always at night its ours
    (The bedroom I mean ...... LOL)
    Have a lovely mother's day !!
    I had a free day
    my girls did all for me today

    (I'm Happy your Mother is doing well
    special today on MOTHER's DAY !!!!!)

  13. Love Sunday Steeples.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  14. You have wonderful churches in Raleigh!

    BTW your favorite red head is having so much fun with the tug of war toy you gave him! After dinner he picks it up and brings it to one of us to play with him! I tried to get a picture of him, but he was wise to the "flashy box" and was trying to smile! What a ham!

    Hugs, Kathy

  15. Have a wonderful Mothers Day. Blog Mom says it's so nice that they rebuilt that church in a traditional way and that the 50's and 60's saw quite a number of modern abominations in the area of new houses of worship around here.

    (I didn't even know anyone could be old enough to remember that far back. I was born in the mid 2000's and I'm considered no spring chicken!)

    wags, Lola

  16. That picture with the moon is just Most Beautiful for sure! You sure do know how to operate the flashy beast!

    I hopes you all are having a perfectly perfect Mother's Day! You deserves it!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  17. Beautiful Steeples!

    Happy Mama's Day !!


  18. Hi Madi!!

    Lovely photos and we especially like the one with the moon rise in it!

    We wish your Mom a Happy Mother's Day...and we wondered how your Mom's Mom was doing?


  19. Another beautiful church!!

    Happy Mother's Day to your mom, Madi! We hope she is having a great day!

  20. I hope you've had a wonderful, restful Mother's Day, sweet HiC!

  21. Happy Mother's Day to your Mom and Grandma, Madi!
    Kisses and hugs

  22. Happy Mother's Day Cecilia and to your Mom...Kisses to Madi...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  23. Lot's of pretty churches where ya'll live.


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