Past perfect: Gothic-style architecture link to history

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High above First Presbyterian Church in Franklin, steep pitched roofs and pointed arches create a stark contrast to the downtown area’s Victorian structures.

The Mount Pleasant Cemetery features the twisted ornate metal gates that have become staples of spooky imagery.

Even a simple house in downtown Edinburgh carries an architectural gloom about it.

Throughout Johnson County, excellent examples of Gothic construction have been restored and maintained. Though “Goth” or “Gothic” has become associated with the macabre, these buildings are held up by those who appreciate the unique architectural style.

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