Holy Corners Revisted, Former Second Baptist Church

Update: The campanile was gutted by fire on October 26, 2021.

Designed by Mauran, Russell and Garden in 1907, Second Baptist Church has been sitting vacant for a long time now. Various plans have fallen through, from I understand, due to a lack of parking. As can be seen below, the campanile was once more complex, and was probably deconstructed due to deterioration.

Second Baptist Church, Kingshighway and McPherson, St. Louis Lantern Slides, St. Louis Public Library, D04564

I looked at Second Baptist back in March of 2014.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. KEITH KONRADI says:

    Was it a coincidence that the Post-Dispatch had a Page One article about this very building on the same day you posted this?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      It was a complete coincidence; I actually wrote up the post two weeks ago.

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