Christ Church was built in 1771. It is one of the few Colonial churches that has not been restored, rebuilt, or altered. The man in charge of building the church was a shipwright and it is thought that ship carpenters worked on the building. There was a small community around the church but the town of Laurel is the community that grew and prospered. Christ Church has sat there through the centuries… and not every church can claim that. This view is obviously from the back in the churchyard.
* Currently available for sale through Union Bank, Monticello, Arkansas.
acrylic on panel, 2010