- any of various evangelical Protestant churches that believe in the baptism of voluntary believers
- Baptists are a group of Christian denominations, churches, and individuals who subscribe to a theology of believer’s baptism (as opposed to infant baptism), salvation through faith alone, Scripture alone as the rule of faith and practice, and the autonomy of the local church.
- (Baptist Churches) Historically, the Baptist Churches began as a breakaway group from the New England Puritans (who are themselves a breakaway group from the England Puritans who are a breakaway group from Anglicanism).
- Cedar Street will be a station on the Hartford-New Britain Busway located in the town of Newington, Connecticut.
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U. S. Realty Building
The U.S. Realty Building, designed by Francis Hatch Kimball and built in 1907, is among the first Gothic-inspired skyscrapers in New York. Kimball’s sensitive adaptation of this historical style established a sympathetic relationship between the earlier Trinity Building and its neighbor, Trinity Church, which is continued in the design of the U.S. Realty Building. An entirely freestanding, steel-framed structure, the U.S. Realty Building, like its near twin, the Trinity Building, anticipates the skyscraper "cathedral" tcwer type which emerged a few years later—of which the Wool worth Building is the most notable example. The spire of Trinity . Although few, the early, Gothic-inspired skyscrapers were massive, stylistically innovative structures which proved to have a great impact on Manhattan’s skyline.
In addition to the Trinity and U.S. Realty Buildings, other outstanding examples of Neo-Gothic skyscraper design are Gilbert’s West Street Building, ; Kimball’s enormous City Investing Building, ; and the Liberty Tower by Henry Ives Cobb, .
The subjective connotations of the Gothic style—spirituality, scholasticism, fraternity, craftsmanship—seem to have little to do with an architecture of capitalism. As the "Commercial Gothic" developed, however, critics made formal, stylistic comparisons between the verticality and thrust of Gothic cathedrals, , and skyscrapers. Due to their location next to Trinity Church, a sense of place and the picturesque qualities of the Gothic style were decisive factors in Kimball’s choice of style for the Trinity and U.S. Realty Buildings.
Both buildings have very narrow sites; they were therefore limited to twenty-one stories each, due to the proportion of elevator area to floor area. Although the upper stories and the parapets of both buildings create a cathedral-like effect, the treatment of the curtain wall of the intermediate stories does not stress the verticality of the piers as it does in Gilbert’s West Street Building or his later Woolworth Building. It was considered essential, rather, that the Trinity Building—as well as its near twin, the U.S. Realty Building—relate aesthetically to its neighbor
and namesake, Trinity Church.
The designs of the Trinity and U.S. Realty Buildings were highly praised in contemporary accounts, for they not only harmonize with the style of the church, but also adjust such compositional features as the decorative ornament and the arcaded windows of the lower stories to comparably scaled proportions. The site of the Trinity Building, previously occupied by Richard Upjohn’s Trinity Building, , was "long regarded as one of the most attractive [not to mention valuable] parcels in the city for office building construction" due to the exposure to light and air guaranteed by its location adjacent to the churchyard. Giles Edgertan, writing in The Craftsman, extols the picturesque possibilities of the skyscraper type, making reference to the Trinity Building without identifying it:
…[the skyscraper's] charm must always depend on its environment… .It needs the Old Gothic Church with its slender spire, the hoary churchyard.. .to fold about it, to rest near it and connect it with the earth.
Montgomery Schuyler described the Trinity Building’s southern elevation, , as "counterparting frontages" embracing Trinity Church, which have the "effect of framing and protecting the relic." And The New York Times states:
… [the Trinity Building] rears its head over the very spot around which the most sacred American traditions hover: It looks out upon Trinity Churchyard.. .It is more than an office building, it is a monument, a gigantic milestone marking the advance of ideas.
Gothic styling, therefore, provided Kimball with a means to synthesize commercialism with a sensitivity to the city’s historical past, in line with the current of civic pride.
Francis Hatch Kimball
Francis Hatch Kimball, a devoted and prolific Gothic Revivalist, participated in the evolution of neo-Gothic design from a High English Victorian to an American modem, commercial style. He is also noted for making important structural innovations that furthered the develc^xnent of the skyscraper.
Kimball was first employed by a Massachusetts relative as a carpenter’s apprentice. In his early career, he managed the Hartford office of the Boston firm of Rogers & Bryant. While in Hartford, Trinity Col lege appointed him as a "superintending" architect, with G.W. Kel ler, for their new buildings , designed by the English architect, artist and theorist, William Burges, . Before construction began on Trinity College, Kimball traveled to England, visiting medieval churches and consulting with Burges over the commission. Burges’s High Victorian Gothic aesthetic and his particular interest in thirteenth centuiy French Gothic architecture made a lasting impress
Joseph C. Shomo
The Evening Herald, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1903
Died: Oct. 5, 1903
ANOTHER PIONEER IS GONE.
DEATH CAME TO J. C. SHOMO YES-
An Old and Influential Citizen Closes a
Useful Life—Funeral To-
Death has again robbed Ottawa of one of her oldest and most highly esteemed citizens. The roll of the pioneers is being regularly, if slowly, called.
J. C. Shomo, who has been suffering from illness for months past, died at his home at Fifth and Cedar streets at 5:30 yesterday evening. Mr. Shomo has been a sufferer from rheumatism for more than a year, and for the greater part of the time he had been practically helpless. Recently his condition from a complement of ailments, has been growing steadily worse, and death was foreseen for some time.
The funeral service will be held at the house at 2:30 tomorrow and interment will be at Hope cemetery. Rev. W. R. Wood will conduct the funeral ceremony.
J. C. Shomo was born in Potsdam, Miami county, August 9, 1839, and was at the time of his death 64 years old. He lived on the farm during his earlier years and taught school near his home for some time. On October 5, 1862, he was married to Miss Barbara Ellen Smith, who died in Ottawa a number of years ago. Three children –Miss Nora Shomo and Messrs. Herman and Scott Shomo survive the deceased.
Mr. Shomo came to Ottawa in July, 1866, shortly after the establishment of the town, after having seen war service with company A, of the 112th infantry. He was accompanied to Ottawa by J. R. Fisher, now of Oswego, and the two established a grocery business at the present site of the Blum meat market. Mr. Shomo afterward built the present Shomo building on Main, near Third, and for a time conducted a confectionery business there. For twenty years he was engaged in the book and jewelry business. He was always a stalwart republican in politics and had been named for county office by his party. Mr. Shomo was held in high esteem by his comrades of George H. Thomas post, and his funeral will be conducted tomorrow under the direction of that organization. A peculiar fact in connection with his death is that it occurred on the anniversary of his marriage. Mr. Shomo had been a member of long standing of the Baptist church.
The passing of “Joe” Shomo, as he was familiarly known to all the older citizens, is noted with profound regret in Ottawa. Mr. Shomo was a man whose congenial comradeship was keenly appreciated by all his associates, and his sterling worth as a citizen was recognized by all.
cedar street baptist church
50 Harbor Street
Cedar Cove, Washington
Considering that I’m married to Cedar Cove’s private investigator, you might think I enjoy mysteries. But I don’t—especially when they involve us! Roy’s been receiving anonymous postcards and messages asking if we “regret the past.” We don’t know what they mean….
On a more positive note, we’re both delighted that our daughter, Linnette, has moved to Cedar Cove to work at the new medical clinic. A while ago I attended the humane society’s “Dog and Bachelor Auction,” where I bought her a date with Cal Washburn, who works at Cliff Harding’s horse farm. Unfortunately Linnette is less enthusiastic about this date than I am.
Speaking of Cliff, the romance between him and Grace Sherman is back on. But that’s only one of the many interesting stories here in Cedar Cove. So why don’t you drop by for a coffee at my husband’s office on Main Street or our house on Harbor and I’ll tell you everything that’s new!