Update: The Preservation Board voted to demolish the church for a new Ronald McDonald House on October 25, 2022. Despite some reports that the church sat vacant for years, neighbors and members stated that the building was occupied by a congregation up until its purchase in 2018. It has now been demolished.
I’m afraid this little church’s days may be numbered at the northeast corner of Tower Grove and Chouteau avenues, as there will be a new development going on this block that will encompass this property. The former Emmaus German Evangelisch Church was founded in 1896, and this building apparently opened the next year. It closed in 1976 as the area declined. I always admired this little guy, and thought it would make a perfect life/work space for an architect and their family, or some other use. It’s a big piece of land that has probably never been subdivided. It will be gone soon, apparently.