It was a sunny day on Saturday and there was work being done on the continual restoration of the former German Roman Catholic parish of St. Liborius. I know many readers and former parishioners are upset about its current use as a skate park and arts center, but my continued opinion is that it is better to maintain and celebrate the architecture and beauty of the church than to let it crumble and collapse, as has happened to so many other beautiful beautiful buildings in St. Louis. I personally know the owners and they respect this.
And from a theological standpoint, it is not a church anymore. Remember, this building is now being protected for posterity.
Above is the beautiful stencil work in the north transept. The apse is below, as well as the still-preserved oil paintings attached to the walls above the arches.
And the south transept in also in good condition as well.