This is the original location of St. Matthew’s Evangelisch Church, which was later on Jefferson Avenue. Its front facade is weird, and probably a later reworking.
The congregation moved across the intersection to a new building. They do not seem to be using the old church.
The long-suffering College Hill neighborhood hasn’t been in the news much, but it was wracked with violence a while back. There is a lot of abandonment, and then you come across a duplex like the one above, built in the… Continue Reading
Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church is one of the best examples of an Early Christian Basilica-inspired church in St. Louis. It sits in that belt of tan brick churches the Archdiocese built in the early decades of the… Continue Reading
On probably one of the oddest shaped parcels in the City of St. Louis, the Fifth Spiritualist Church of St. Louis is new to me. Their website explains their beliefs here. Wedged in between two much older buildings, it looks… Continue Reading
Constructed in 1921 under more or less the same name, the Evangelical Church of the Redeemer dates back to when this was still largely rural, and is still going strong from its original Lutheran roots. It has that English Gothic… Continue Reading
St. Matthew’s is just one of many closed German Lutheran churches left scattered around the city. It’s a nice example of a German Gothic Hallkirche, where the buttresses are attached and there is no transept. Look at those little flying… Continue Reading
I know for a fact I’ve visited this church before, and I swore I took a picture, but I cannot find it. It is the inspiration for the famous song. In case you’re wondering what a vale is, here you… Continue Reading
Northeastern Iowa along the Cedar River is interesting; the whole area is dominated by the river valley. There is still a railroad through the town and a grain elevator. I was impressed by the Roman Catholic Church in town, St.… Continue Reading
Waterlooo, Iowa is a textbook example of how cities have purposely sabotaged themselves through an unquestioning belief in the suburbanization of America. The city once had a thriving downtown, anchored by Black’s Department Store, but in a fit of stupidity,… Continue Reading