Sunday, July 18, 2010

Steeple Sunday Millbrook Baptist Church

This Sunday and next Sunday I'll be featuring two churches located two blocks from each other on East Millbrook Road. Many years ago "Millbrook" was a community located on the very edge of Raleigh in Northern Wake County. The community consisted a church, a school, a post office, a general store, a sawmill, a cotton gin and a hand full of homes. As early as 1875, the rural farmers of Northen Wake County gathered together for corporate worship. They were virtually isolated from the rest of the county. Services were held once a month.
During my high school years (1963-1967) we played Millbrook High School in sports. Attending a game held at Millbrook High School felt like a journey to another city.

The first church was located a few miles down the road from where it sits now. In 1922 it moved to the Millbrook Community where it held its services in the high school.

On April 27, 1924 the first service was held in the new church building. Architecturally it resembled a small New England Church. It was white and had one front door and a door on either side of the church. The pews were made of heart pine, a well was dug near the church from which water was drawn when needed. This peaceful little courtyard with a lovely water feature sits in the back of the church.

Until about 25 years ago the little white building was still on the property; however, due to growth it was eventually torn down to make room for the beautiful church you see below.
Once again we see a double door entrance dwarfed by a very large window; however, this time the steeple makes it's own statement.


  1. We hope you are having a fun weekend, beautiful Madi; enjoy the day, sweetie...kitty kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  2. Great pictures! Lots of history in these churches and steeples! We hope you are getting lots of rest!

  3. We like seeing the photos of the churches. They look very different to ours.
    Madi and Mom, we hope you both have a nice and relaxing Sunday.

  4. I bet a lot of people were sad when the old one had to come down. It sounds quaint and lovely, although you can see by the size of this one that they needed more room. This one looks quite stately.

    wags, Lola

  5. Madi,

    Another Sunday and another beautiful church! Mom said we had to make sure we stopped by and "went to church" before she left on her motorcycle ride today. :) I am happy we did.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  6. Another Beautiful Church.....How many churches have you featured in your blog anyway??

  7. That church sure is lovely! I will be featuring a beautiful Bascilica in Buffalo,NY, I think this week.

  8. The portico entrance of this church is lovely. It reminds me of a stately Southerm plantation house. And I love metal roofs! The way the seams draw the eye has always appealed to me.

    MomKat Trish

  9. I hads to come find my religion today and to picks me out a church since I'm a preacher now.
    Those are such purty churches and BIIIIIG, when and why did they get so big? I likes them small country churchs. But those you showed are still beautiful.
    Pees: No, I was just being my Puddles wsn't born in 1761...hehehe...he was born in 1961 and mum was born in do da math...hehehe!

  10. Always look forward to the steeple chase.
    How do you find out so much info on them?

  11. Happy Sunday to you and yours, Madi.....loved the tongue pic of you!!!!!!!


  12. Gorgeous! I know what you mean by feeling like you were going to another country when visiting a city outside the normal range! I experienced this growing up too!

    Hugs to Madi. Thanks again for a lovely post!

  13. Although that is a very nice church, don't you hate when they tear down what I'm sure was a wonderful building to build new?

  14. It is a beautiful church!
    I agree with Jack. I don't like when the old ones are tear down.
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Hello Madi
    We hope you are having a fabulous Sunday.

    Those are such beautiful churches!
    We always enjoy your Sunday Steeples.


  16. We just love the history...too bad they had to tear down the old church... :-(

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

  17. Too bad they couldn't have just moved the old building instead of tearing it down. Even though this church also has a huge window like the one last week this steeple does stand out, it is quite impressive.

  18. Another interesting church. Funny how I really notice them now when I drive past.


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