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Stone Churches

Stone Church 1While much attention lately has been directed at the clock and bell in the Stone Presbyterian Church tower, at right is a picture of the Stone Church which served Clinton residents between 1836 and 1876 when it burned. It actually was sited about 20 feet east of the current church, and, as one can see, a two-story building was located between the church and Williams Street which did not open until 1850. The church burned July 10, 1876 not 1875 as the caption states.

Stone Church 2At left is the Stone Presbyterian Church about 1906 when the steeple remained in place. It was weakened by winds and torn down in the 1923-4 period. The Kennedy Block is shown just east of the church, now Drs. Reaves dentist office and formerly the dental office of Dr. M.A. Vona. Various businesses used the Kennedy Block through the years including an ice cream parlor, an auto dealership, an appliance dealership, and a shoe store and shoe repair run by Dr. Vona’s father. In the early 1930s to relieve crowding at the Marvin Street School two sections of elementary classes were held there for two years.

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