No more casual walk-ins for itinerant photographers. No more overnight refuges for the lonely, the weary in search of sanctuary and spiritual comfort.
Shiny brass locks began to appear on country church doors in the early 1990s. Nagging vandalism; insurance costs and requirements. That was also the time that other rural values began to disappear as if swept away by a tsunamis of progress. The old values: barns, fences, country stores, post offices. One has to search deep into the archive to find a shot like this.
© r0711-13 Interior
Wanless Methodist Church
Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Saturday 4 June 1994