206 West Cowles Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Sr. Paul Epistles
Ben Long grew up in Statesville, NC, and studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Art Students' League in New York.
He later lived in Florence, Italy, where he studied with master artist Peitro Annigoni and learned the art of painting frescoes. His many works, created in churches and public buildings throughout the world, have garnered immense praise and recognition.
The Origin of St. Pauls.
The Artist Ben Long
St. Paul on the Damascas road.
St Paul's Episcopal
St Paul's Episcopal Church
The beautiful, Gothic brick structure was consecrated on July 8, 1849 by Bishop Ives, with great ceremony, amid the local membership and the faculty and students from Valle Crucis Seminary who walked the fifty-four miles over the Blue Ridge for the occasion..
The Frescoes of St. Paul's
The history of St. Paul's began with a service of baptism on September 13, 1836, conducted by North Carolina's second Episcopal bishop, the Right Reverend Levi Sillman Ives, on his initial visit to Wilkesboro. It took place at the home of James and Susan (Williams)
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