Collide Center, 2023
History of the Ira Baptist Church
Baptist Church built 1854
Painting by J. Gordon White
Ira Baptist Church Memorial Stained Glass Windows
Older picture of Parsonage
Ira Baptist Church Parsonage
W. G. Cooper
Assisted by S. L. Peck
"In May, 1925, new gasoline lamps known as the "Diamond Lamps", made by the Akron Lamp Co. of Akron, Ohio, were installed in the church."
Excerpt from History of Ira Baptist Church, pg. 51 & 52
Records of the Ira Baptist Church Benevolent Sewing Society
"Last week I purchased a hand-written book of records of the Ira Baptist Church Benevolent Sewing Society. The organization was founded in May of 1847... Philip Crossman (Information provide by Torrey Crossman)
Ira Baptist Church Slate Roof View
Roof slates originally spelled out IRA?
Sunday Service July 31, 2016
Ruth Meigs Debbie Hewitt Scott Hewitt Lydia Hewitt
Jacob Crockett Scott Hewitt Lydia Hewitt
Gardeners at work...
Peter Chase and crew
Memorial Service for E. Ruthie Meigs, April 9, 2022
She died March 24, 2022. The service was held at the Ira Baptist Church. Ruthie was an excellent organ player for many years at this Church
Rev. Bill Whiteman made this presentation. He is an Ira Resident. Lemuel Haynes was the first ordained black minister in the United States and served as the West Parish Minister in West Rutland, VT, adjacent to Ira.