True Blood Church to Get a Makeover
September 4, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Santa Paula’s First Christian Church to Get a New Coat of Paint:
Santa Paula’s First Christian Church featured recently in Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood, and thanks to that, they can now afford to paint it! The church was built in 1900 in the Carpenter Gothic style and is a designated Ventura County Historical Landmark #81.
In Season 7 we saw Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) and his wife, Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) welcome vampire Willa Burrell (Amelia Blaire Rose) into the church when she had nowhere else to live. It was also the meeting point when the Hep-V vampires overran Bon Temps. Lastly, it was a place Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) went to when seeking advice about the little problem she was having with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) in Episode 10 (entitled Thank You).
Thanks to all this, the congregation of the First Christian Church now have to decide which color to paint it – white like it was or something a little different:
The surprise was the congregation voted for a gray-green trim, [only to discover during the power washing] a lot of layers down there was that gray-green color we decided on for the trim! At one time the whole church has been painted that color! We all found that fascinating.
Pastor Jenny Crosswhite had to say.
However, they had to wait for the paint job even though the funds were provided after the first time True Blood was filmed there, just in case HBO needed to film other events there before the Season 7 finale.
Source: Santa Paula Times – HBO’s True Blood begets new paint job for historic First Christian Church
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)