I can’t help but feel like, if only I could figure out how to use the TSLA’s photo site better, I would be having a better time of this.
I did find this helpful 1862 lithograph. And here are some nice photos. I don’t know why this came up in my Google search, but it is thanks to my Ben Allen research that I know this is not a wedding ring, but a Masonic ring.
But here’s the mysterious thing.
No, not Downtown Presbyterian, which we are all familiar with, I’m sure. Look in the lower left-hand corner. Is that a cemetery?!
Now check this out–the Google Street view of the across the street from the Downtown Presbyterian church now:
Is that plaza a memory of the old church yard? A haunted spot in plain view?
We’ve got that photo hanging in the history room at Downtown Pres, and I’ve been told that what we’re seeing there is the edge of a stone yard where they carved and sold memorial stones, not an actual cemetery.
Oh, that makes sense. I was going to say–I have seen a ton of old maps and no cemetery there.