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A Bit of Northwest Dutchtown

Updated with additional pictures from the vault of Resurrection Roman Catholic Church and commentary in October of 2019.

I think Dutchtown, however you define its boundaries, is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Set amongst the rolling hills southwest of downtown, I often feel like I’m in Germany as I come down a hill and see a Gothic spire off in the distance.

The architecture is varied as well, from solid brick houses with Gingerbread accents to four family flats.

And just when you think you’ve seen too much brick, the beautiful, Modernist Resurrection Church pops out at you on a quiet corner on Meramec Street.

It is unique in that its baptistry is separated out as a free-standing building from the main church, as is often seen in Italian churches.

The front wall of glass faces east to embrace the morning light just in time for Mass.

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