When I'm doing my research I have to remind myself every so often how different life was a century or more ago. That is, there wasn't the sophisticated transportation system which we enjoy now. Many people living in a town had no private transportation. Instead, they walked where they went, or hired a rig from a livery stable for a trip into the country. Many other towns could be reached by train or interurban car, but that often meant studying schedules in order to make connections.
When the church building at Benedict and Hickory in Norwalk was built in 1911, the site was picked because the north side of town was well-churched, but there was no house of organized religion south of the creek. It was felt that people on the south side would attend this new church, as it was closer to them. Whether this theory ever proved out I don't know, but I do know that the 1911 construction was an ambitious project.