1st Presbyterian in Shelby

There are not a lot of buildings left in Richland County that are built of our distinctive native sandstone, but fortunately the First Presbyterian Church still holds its ground in Shelby and glows with that rosy pinkish aura in the morning sun.

Then & Now: 1st Presbyterian 1912

It was built in 1901 when Gamble Street was still a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. The intervening years since then have seen the street widened as a State Route for trucks passing through town, and the graceful shady era has passed into history.

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Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Saturday with a column titled Native SonEvery Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.