Photos by Nick Pendergast, D Magazine
If you fancied wholesome television shows of the 1970's, surely The Walton's was one of your favorites. 'Corabeth Godsey' played by Ronnie Claire Edwards, was the character you loved to hate. The oft busy-body, nosy, holier-than-thou and self-promoted proper Southern Baptist woman could really get under your fiction-loving skin.
She has undertaken the preservation of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, listed in 2006 as an endangered property in the city of Dallas, Texas. The old building had no plumbing or sewer and she had to make a only a few minor adjustments to bring it up to code. As you can see, she has left it looking just like its intended purpose - a church (sans the pews).
What do YOU think? "Well done on the preservation" or "blasphemy!"?
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