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  1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO says:

    Thanks, Chris! I am sending this link to two of my cousins and one of my ’58 CBC besties who grew up in that parish back in the ’50s!
    It is a beautiful building and is SO well-maintained.
    I wonder the use of the school building/

  2. Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO says:

    CORRECTION!
    SIX of my cousins and a buddy!

  3. Juleta Burrell says:

    The interior stained glass wall is as grand as the exterior is unassuming. Since both the church and the 1930’s brick school sit squarely within U. City’s proposed development, this St. Patrick’s day may be the last one it will see.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Will the church be open on St. Patrick’s Day? It’s been locked up tight every time I’ve gone by.

  4. Richard says:

    Who designed this splendid building? And what can anyone tell me about the building to the north of it–a Jewish community center (?), now vacant.

    Thank you.

    Richard

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I’m not sure about the architect; I forgot to look on the cornerstone when I was there. Both buildings are slated for demolition for the new CostCo.

      1. Juleta Burrell says:

        Murphy of Myrphy & Macke. The next thinf the firm worked on was the Clinatron

        1. Elcee says:

          The building across Olive St. Rd was the former Nusach Hari B’nai Zion Congregation which has relocated to a new location

          1. Chris Naffziger says:

            Ah yes, I remember touring their building when it was up for sale.

          2. David. says:

            I have the information I have to look it up. My parents attended the church from 1957-2010

      2. David Witte says:

        The church will be torn down during the month of June 2021. All of my siblings were baptized in this church and older brother in the church/school building on Southside of the property. The original building was the church and school. Heading towards the north before getting to the church was the convent, which was torn down late 1960’s. St. Patrick’s was a thriving parish at one time with over 600 families. Back in the late 70’s, this church had the first female servers instead of all males.

        Amazing parish and amazing building on the inside. The stainglass came from Europe.

        1. elcee says:

          Wonder what will happen to the stained glass windows?

          1. Chris Naffziger says:

            I’m not sure. I think I asked Emil Frei & Associates and they said the windows were not their work.

  5. Juleta Burrell says:

    Murphy of Murphy & Macke. The next thing the firm worked on was the Climatron.

  6. Elcee says:

    I noticed no one was mowing in front of the church and took a walk around yesterday. It will be sad to see it go, you can see the steeple from the QUIK Trip on Page bv.

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