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Old St. Matthew’s German Evangelisch Church

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St. Matthew’s is just one of many closed German Lutheran churches left scattered around the city.

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It’s a nice example of a German Gothic Hallkirche, where the buttresses are attached and there is no transept.

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Look at those little flying buttresses in the tower.

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Fascinatingly, the rectory is built into the roofline of the church, giving the impression at first glance that the residence is the transept of the building.

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5 Comments

  1. This certainly appears to be in a fine condition, particularly the roof! The congregation must still care and the neighborhood must share their concern for such a beautiful building; no graffiti or scrapping – and no boarded up windows!
    Thanks,
    Chris!

    • It’s actually out of business and my friend Jason Deem owns it. See my St. Louis Magazine article this week!

      • I enjoyed the article in St. Louis Magazine on the school. Just wish there were more pictures of the doors.

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