Holy Corners Revisted, Former Second Baptist Church

Designed by Mauran, Russell and Garden in 1907, Second Baptist Church has been sitting vacant for a long time now. Various plans have fallen through, from I understand, due to a lack of parking. As can be seen below, the campanile was once more complex, and was probably deconstructed due to deterioration.

Second Baptist Church, Kingshighway and McPherson, St. Louis Lantern Slides, St. Louis Public Library, D04564

I looked at Second Baptist back in March of 2014.


  1. Was it a coincidence that the Post-Dispatch had a Page One article about this very building on the same day you posted this?

    • It was a complete coincidence; I actually wrote up the post two weeks ago.

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