A few weeks ago a friend, who is a photographer took me to this small Episcopal church in Clarkesville to do some photography. It was built by Jarvis Van Buren, a relative of U.S. President Van Buren and consecrated on Oct. 10, 1842. The church’s Web site says it is “a beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture. The building’s historic features include over 42 multi-paned windows that still retain most of the original hand blown glass, straight-backed box pews and a “double-decked” pulpit. Our pipe organ is the oldest working church instrument in Georgia.” Of course, I fell in love with the light coming through the windows and the deep, dark wood.

Grace-Calvary Episcopal church located in the historical section of Clarkesville, Georgia.