It's interesting to see how South Church has changed over the centuries, since this meetinghouse structure was erected in 1861. Here are some views. I want to find out more about when the church was painted white, apparently sometime after 1920, according to the date on the photo (bottom left side) which was taken on School Street in 1920). Knowing how congregational churches work, how was that decided? Whooh, I'd like to hear what happened when the first person stood up at a church meeting and said, "You know, I think the church would look better painted white."