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Local resident praying she can save former DeValls Bluff Catholic Church Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 07:53

DeVALLS BLUFF -- St. Elizabeth Church in DeValls Bluff stands simply as a testament to the Catholic faith, even though it closed in 1986.

The simple wooden structure at the corner of Sycamore and Mason in DeValls Bluff was built in 1912, after the original church from 1904 was damaged beyond repair in a storm.

Gone are the parishioners, the echoes of music drifting in the air from Sunday Mass, the pews and the cross from the steeple. But St. Elizabeth's still stands.

It's leaning to the side; it's weathered wooden planks show through the remaining cracked and peeling white paint; its windows are boarded up to protect the remaining opaque glass; and the exterior received a beating during the storms in April 2011, wind damaging parts of the structure -- although the first line of defense for a historic property, the roof, is "amazingly still holding."

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