In July of 2015, we stopped in Capa, South Dakota to get some photos of a place with only one remaining resident. It was a beautiful place with plenty to photograph, but we discovered the former Catholic Church, which had been unused since 1940, had recently collapsed.
Recently, Iowa photographer Dick Evans contacted us and offered to send some photos he took in Capa shortly before the church collapsed, which we’ve posted below.
Judging by the condition of the roof, this church likely didn’t survive long after these photos were taken. When we visited in July of 2015, pieces of the church were lying in the tall grass some distance from the church, which made us believe high winds had a role in the collapse. You can see it after the collapse here.
Photos by Dick Evans, original content copyright Sonic Tremor Media