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New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church - Photos Decor Detail

Suspended above the center of the sanctuary is a massive metal and glass chandelier, with backlit panels, memorializing the names of parents, spouses, and other family members of the building's founders, painted in an ornate script.

Decorative detail

Beautiful light fixture above the baptism pool

Ornate woodwork everywhere

Two winged lions, carved in stone, flank the entrance and sit on a string course that sits a tall story above ground.

The first floor features an arcaded, triple entrance with engaged, Ionic columns; above the entrance is a grouping of four windows, similarly arcaded, and separated by slender, Solomonic columns.

A U-shaped, cantilevered balcony curves around the second story on three sides.

Another look at the chandelier