Easily the posts that have elicited the strongest emotions from my readers have been the ones concerning St. Liborius, which was converted into a skate park after the previous owners had begun to let the building slip into property tax… Continue Reading
I know many of my readers are not thrilled with the current owners of St. Liborius, but I do want everyone to consider what happens to buildings with huge maintenance expenses that are abandoned. Taken for example the rectory, which… 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.
The sculpture group I found long ago in Calvary Cemetery’s mausoleum came from one of the transept altars, as can be seen below. Sadly, that altar, or what is left of it, is largely destroyed as of 2012.
We finally got into Sacred Heart out in Eureka, which has long been known for being the new home of many of the sculptures from the old St. Liborius in St. Louis Place. The new priest graciously let us look… Continue Reading
Valued reader Bob Shea also provided this intriguing photograph of St. Liborius before its iconic, and now truncated central spire was built. I also am interested in how rural the neighborhood looks in the background. This is probably sometime in… Continue Reading
It’s been long said that many of the sculptures from St. Liborius in St. Louis Place ended up at Sacred Heart in Eureka. I had the opportunity to get inside, but I didn’t really see any thing that jumped out… Continue Reading
Perhaps as enjoyable as viewing the interior of the church was the chance to step into the private, intimate spaces behind the scenes of the church. For example, the angles created by the exterior of the apse as it butted… Continue Reading
The most stunning aspect of the interior of St. Liborius are the massive painted lunettes above the arcades of the nave and transepts. While most of the paintings were shrouded in darkness, I could pick out a couple of scenes… Continue Reading
One of my favorite churches in North St. Louis, which I’ve looked at before here and here, is St. Liborius, anchoring the bend in North Market Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. This weekend, the owners allowed visitors to… Continue Reading