This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Going to church the Parr Baptist way

(I thought it would be interesting to use Sundays to focus on Rensselaer's churches and to see how many Sundays I can go before I run out of material. Indiana is richly endowed with religious denominations, with influences from North and South, East and West. This is part of that series of posts.)

The Parr Baptist is located at 1075 East Street in the unincorporated town of Parr, but it has a Rensselaer postal address. According to the "Church Services Directory" in the Rensselaer Republican, the pastor is  Brother Randall Gann. Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 a.m.

I could not find additional information about this church on the Internet.

The Jasper County Interim Report: Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory says it was built in about 1910 and "was constructed to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire. Its side-steeple design exhibits Craftsman stylistic influences."

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