Monday, March 22, 2010

R. E. Lee Memorial Church



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

R. E. Lee Memorial Church is adjacent to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Robert E. Lee served as Senior Warden of the church while he was President of Washington College and the church was renamed in his honor after his death. Lee's last public event before his death was to chair a meeting of the vestry to discuss the salary of the rector. He personally pledged to donate the money needed to meet the rector's salary.

13 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Beautiful building.

Ginny said...

This is a lovely church! I'm supposing it's not active? Is it ever opened to visitors and do they keep it nice inside? I guess you know by now that whenever you show a building, I want to know if you've been inside it! On the other hand, if you showed the inside, I'd probably want to see the outside!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a handsome building. It's nicely photographed, too, George!

Happyone :-) said...

That is a beautiful church building!!

Sandra said...

what a beautiful church, the doors especailly call to me. i like the shape and the wood.

Mary said...

What a pretty church. I remember learning the words to the Washington and Lee fight song when I was younger and it started running through my head while I read your post :-) Why do we remember such silly things and can't remember where we left our car keys?

Regina said...

Wonderful capture!

Cheryl said...

A beautiful building indeed. Love the window over the doors.

Kay said...

Well that sure is a "southern" church. Don't think they would have named it that if the weren't (LOL). Very pretty building.

Carletta said...

Beautiful stone and a lovely window!

By the way George, I forced the forsythia branch last week and looked outside this morning and the forsythia bush is in bloom for real.

Kirigalpoththa said...

This is a nice church!

Anna said...

George churches were always unique to me, and each would always had nice character. Nice capture. Anna :)

A Lady's Life said...

I love old historical places. I think we enjoy it more than the kids do . We grew up slow having to actually sit, read and enjoy every page in a book. Savor it a long as you could because there was nothing and no where to run to So your imagination would take over and you would live the story. This church must have lots to tell.:)