Here we see Fairview Baptist Church at 2319 Yanceville Street on the East Side of Greensboro. It is located in the Cone Mills community, not too far from Billy "Crash" Craddock Brigde and 16th Street. There doesn't appear to be anything about this church on the Internet. It is hard to believe, in this day and age, that a church can survive/thrive without visibility on the Internet. Perhaps a young student could take this on as a service learning project. The church and its grounds are always well groomed, and obviously well loved. The white façade pops, seeming out of nowhere, as you drive past it.
In the early 1900's, Cone Mills built five self contained villages. These villages contained houses, schools, churches, recreation facilities, parks, company stores and so much more. At their peak, the villages covered 450 acres with about 1,500 houses and over 2,600 people. (reference, here). If Fairview Baptist were built back at the beginning of the 20th century, it would have been part of the mill villages. For now, until we can learn more about the church's history, we'll have to settle for watching it remain majestically unchanged as the trees around it adapt to each season. With Catholics gearing up for Ash Wednesday this week, Fairview Baptist will be content to usher in the Lenten season with a little less fanfare.
Whatever you celebrate, happy Sunday, dear readers.