Everyone see this from I-55 around the Bates Avenue exit, but it actually sits on land that was once part of a quarry.
Now rechristened St. Elizabeth, Mother of John (the Baptist), St. Engelbert’s was a German national church. I usually associate the English Gothic Revival with Presbyterian or Lutheran churches, and it’s interesting to see a Roman Catholic church of this style.… Continue Reading
This is a very historic congregation, first formed in 1885, and the cornerstone was laid in 1894. This is a stout, beautiful brick church, still surviving after disinvestment in the Greater Ville.
This was Bob Reuter’s church, way back in the 1960s. It still is occupied, as far as I can tell.
I return to this forlorn row of beautiful Second Empire tenements south of the old Friedens Evangelisch Lutheran Church. Nothing is happening to these houses, other than that they are deteriorating more. They are all abandoned, as far as I… Continue Reading
The massive Most Holy Trinity stands defiantly a block away from the interstate, still in business even after population decline in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Repairs have been made recently to the copper flashing on the crossing. I first photographed… Continue Reading
Built around 1922, this church at Gano and Carter is an interesting specimen. It has been added onto, repaired, patched and bricked up. But it is still occupied, and while the rest of the block is vacant, the church holds… Continue Reading
While this church reminds me of a Christian Scientist building, it is not, apparently.
More destruction since I documented the ladders and ropes hanging from the roof of St. Augustine. More sad damage appears on the front; probably due to falling masonry(?) or something, some of the flamboyant Gothic details above the main portal… Continue Reading
University Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood is beautiful. I wish more people understood how many residents are working hard and are proud of their community. Sadly, I realized that the church on the corner is now abandoned.