St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Watkins, Iowa

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This is one of five churches/parishes in the Queen of Saints Cluster. This church is the oldest Catholic Church in Benton County.

St. Patrick’s parish in Watkins provided for the area’s Irish settlers in the 1800s. The first church was built in 1880. This small frame church met their needs until it was destroyed by fire in 1906. The following year the Fairfax pastor, Fr. Patrick Reynolds, bought property in Watkins and built a small frame church there. Membership was very small. As the Parish grew, a resident pastor was appointed in 1912. He was the Rev. Alfred P. Meyer. Father Meyer built a residence immediately. While it was being built, Father Meyer stayed with the Brannons. W.H. Wheeler built the church

In 1914 Father Meyer organized a new parish in Newhall where he conducted services every Sunday as an out mission of Watkins. He did this for 18 years. In 1918 the Watkins church seating capacity had to be doubled, so an addition was built on the back part of the church.

http://www.queenofsaints.com/Parishes/StPatrick/tabid/74/Default.aspx

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Comments (15)

Joli Harsányi on April 29, 2013

Beautiful church and very nice photo. L Best wishes, Joli

KingHawkFan on April 29, 2013

Joli I appreciate you taking time to visit my gallery. Many thanks for your kind comment and L1. Best wishes, Dave.

Guizel J.c on April 29, 2013

Beautiful church

LIKE

cheers-J.C

Mario Vargas G. on April 29, 2013

nice church, rural, like

Csinos on April 29, 2013

Very beautiful church, excellent capture!

L4

Best wishes, Maria

Very fine composition and excellent capture.

Like+.

Best wishes.,Nikos1954.

KingHawkFan on April 29, 2013

J.C, mariovar, Maria & NIKOS1954 I appreciate you all visiting my gallery. I am very glad you all enjoy this photo. Many thanks for your kind comments and L2-5. Best wishes, Dave.

Nelsachi on April 30, 2013

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS! Mr. KingHawkFan!

What an Impressive Wooden Church...!!!

Great Capture...!!!

Fantastic Architecture...!!!

Beautiful Light & Colors...!!!

I LIKE N° 6

My Best Wishes From Caracas - Venezuela...!!!

Nelsachi

KingHawkFan on April 30, 2013

Nelsachi & pistula I am glad you both enjoy this shot. Many thanks for your visits, kind comments and L6&F2. Best wishes, Dave.

kurt Oblak on April 30, 2013

Klasse Aufnahme,Like 8,gruß KURT

KingHawkFan on April 30, 2013

Kurt I am very pleased you enjoy this shot. Many thanks for your kind comment, visit & L8. Best wishes, Dave.

John J Slovinec, Sr on May 1, 2013

A wonderful church!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like * Greetings, John

KingHawkFan on May 1, 2013

John I appreciate you taking time to visit my gallery. Many thanks for your kind comment and L9. Best wishes, Dave.

jockswa on May 3, 2013

Beautiful looking church. Lk this. Regards, Jock.

KingHawkFan on May 3, 2013

HORACIO & jockswa I appreciate you taking time to view my gallery, I am very pleased you enjoy it and this photo. Thanks HORACIO for adding to your fav photographers Many thanks for your kind comments and L10-11. Best wishes, Dave.

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