Sunday, May 8, 2011

Powder Box Church Again

Another picture of the Powder Box Church. This view shows the Douglas Mansion on the hill in the background, now Jerome State Historic Park. The mansion was built in 1916 at a cost of $150,000.00. The Douglas family owned the mine. The Powder Box church was actually called the Mexican Methodist Church. The nickname was built of scrap wood from the discarded dynamite boxes. It is now a private residence.

8 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The white color of the mansion really stands out from the desert colors. I guess that was part of the point. In master planned communities in North Scottsdale, the architectural control committees would never approve a white house in a desert setting.

JM said...

What a wonderful setting! The church looks absolutely lovely.

Hilda said...

Their architectural styles are so different from each other, but both are equally interesting. Love the factoid about the church's name. Very ingenious of the people back then.

Randy said...

Nice view.

Sharon said...

This is such a wonderful view with the mansion in the background and the church below.

Kate said...

Love the composition; wouldn't it be terrific to live in that house. What a landscape!!

Kathy said...

What a panorama! Beautiful shot.

Magpie said...

Great shot of both buildings. I would love to see inside the church. What an unusual building to pick to be a home...you just know those people have some fun quirky ideas about decorating it.