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  1. samizdat says:

    That is such a beautiful structure. I’m especially fond of the mini tower just off the entrance. It wouldn’t surprise me if the baptismal font was situated in the ground floor room at the base of the tower. And that spire roof–if memory serves–resembles the one on the old St. Aloysius church on the Hill. (Which was razed for some crappy suburban-ish single-family housing; they even razed the rectory, which was eminently suitable for apartments).

    Ugh. Ours is a wasteful society. Chew it up, spit it out.

  2. Alan says:

    Wasteful society, agreed.

  3. ME says:

    I’m curious on the condition of the interior of the church before copper flashing was stolen.
    Were the interior plaster vaulted ceilings, etc. intact up until that point?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      They were in surprisingly good condition. If you follow the Project Augustine Instagram account, you can see a picture of the interior from only a few years ago. It’s shocking how quickly the vaults deteriorated and collapsed.

      1. ME says:

        Amazing how they lasted in tact all those years only to be destroyed just before it’s rebirth. At least the building will serve purpose in the community once again!

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