This is from Christian Standard very likely ca. 1928. The emergence of the congregation at Brush Run, Pennsylvania in 1811 marked a formative milestone in the nascent Restoration Movement. Two hundred years later what happened here and why it matters are still topics of research and discussion.
Suggested online reading:
–Richardson’s Memoirs of Alexander Campbell
–Calvin Warpula’s article in Christian Standard
–Hal Doster’s website explores the significance of Brush Run. (Perhaps I should mention I assisted Hal with some research on Brush Run in about 2008, and I assisted Peter Morgan with research in 2010… Full disclosure and all).
–You can even like Brush Run on Facebook!
Though Brush Run meetinghouse was constructed of some of the material you see in this photo, technically it is not a photo of the Brush Run church. This is a reconstruction of it as it stood on the grounds of the Campbell Mansion at Bethany, WV in the early 20th century. Hal’s PowerPoint presentation discusses this in detail…I wish there was an audio file to accompany his presentation. You really need to hear Hal talk about it.
Shortly, I’ll blog about the stash of paper that yielded this clipping. More to come!