This little Gothic Church deep in Dutchtown is now connected with the house next door. Either the steeple was never completed, or it was built out of wood and has rotten away.
The neighborhood that once filled the pews of St. Augustine is now gone, and the old church sits alone, vulnerable. I have been truly shocked by how large and bushy the volunteer trees have become. It is only late April… Continue Reading
The New Cathedral is an interesting mix of architectural styles: there are certainly elements of hulking German or French Romanesque Revival on the exterior, but there are also Byzantine elements that remind me of the church of Hagia Sophia in… Continue Reading
I will be giving a short talk about 1870s St. Louis on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 AM at the Missouri History Museum as a part of “St. Louis – The Fourth City: An Era of Greatness.”
I caught Holy Cross Lutheran Church at a perfect time of day, as the late winter light hit its red brick. Please join me for my lecture about the Green Book and St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum, February… Continue Reading
Up at the crest of the hill at Arsenal and Gravois, the buildings are affected by the roar of traffic flying by. Widened in the early decades of the Twentieth Century, Gravois is now the equivalent of seven lanes wide… Continue Reading
The light was wonderful on Saturday, so I snapped some photos of St. Liborius, one of my favorite churches in St. Louis. I actually like the contrast of brick and stone better than if it were completely cut stone.
A church in St. Louis never just a building with a sanctuary in it. It was an entire complex, or even campus, in some instances. The church would have a parsonage, or office for the priest or pastor. And schools… Continue Reading