Red Hill Community Church

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Year Built: 1940's | Year Abandoned: 1961
Status: AbandonedEndangered
Photojournalist: Michael SchwarzEddy Sisson

This site of the Red Hill Community Church opened in the 1940s after moving locations from somewhere else in Marshall, as of yet undiscovered. The old building was likely repurposed or demolished after the move; we can say with some certainty after searching for the structure that it is not currently abandoned. After two decades running services and sermons, attendance to the community church dwindled until the church was forced to shut its doors in 1961. The building has since been completely abandoned and, while the additional development in the back of the church collapsed long ago, the original structure amazingly still stands as though it were still in use today. The absence of pews (likely donated to neighboring churches) and the lack of heavy debris, however, point to an unmistakable effort to clean up by the community in an attempt to keep their past alive. The result is a frozen piece of history accentuated by clean documents from the 1950s and the attendance board still hanging from wall, recalling the last service this church ever gave.

Article written by Wells Thompson – AAR staff

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Jim .S
Jim .S
1 year ago

Looking for information on Said church my stepfather may own the property the church is located on

darlin4071
darlin4071
6 years ago

Who owns the building? I love the pics.

James Y.
James Y.
6 years ago

I dont remember seeing this church or hearing of Red Hill Community.

Linda J.
Linda J.
6 years ago

This makes me sad this building belongs to our God someone needs to fix this

Zella
Zella
6 years ago

What a waste.. Beautiful pics though.

Laveta
Laveta
6 years ago

Can you just see the ladies with their 'church fans' and pretty hats as they listen to the preacher. 🙂 🙂

Marisa
Marisa
6 years ago

I was thinking if it was in better shape it would/could be a nice little museum for the area

Jim M.
Jim M.
6 years ago

Did the piano play ? The Pirate

Tom B
Tom B
6 years ago

Very cool, I've been to Marshall many times.

Anne I.
Anne I.
6 years ago

There's some beautiful wood on the ceiling just begging to be reclaimed.

Brenda
Brenda
6 years ago

Beautiful photography, as always!

Jackie M.
Jackie M.
6 years ago

I'd love to have that church attendance board, reminds me of my great grandparents old church.

Peggy B.
Peggy B.
6 years ago

I remember going to church with my grandmother and two uncles at Red Hill church. Lots of good memories there. My two sisters, two nieces, and I were at the cemetery in April visiting. I did not see the church building, I thought it had been torn down. It must have been hidden by trees and brush. It's sad to see the bibles still in the building.

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