More ornate than its Presbyterian counterpart down the hill, St. Thomas was “erected by R. C. Kerens in memory of his parents,” according to a metal plaque affixed to the facade. The church is constructed of locally quarried, rockfaced sandstone laid in alternating broad and narrow courses and covered with a red tile roof. It is cruciform, with a polygonal apse with battlemented walls. The transept ends have large pointed windows with elaborate wooden tracery, and a jaunty bell cote rises above the center of the facade. The largely original interior has a particularly rich, rosy ambience, as all the polished woodwork is solid cherry.
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St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church
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