Rarely Seen Views, St. Liborius

Perhaps as enjoyable as viewing the interior of the church was the chance to step into the private, intimate spaces behind the scenes of the church. For example, the angles created by the exterior of the apse as it butted up against the bridge to the rectory, or the steps that descend down into the…

The Fine Arts, St. Liborius

The most stunning aspect of the interior of St. Liborius are the massive painted lunettes above the arcades of the nave and transepts. While most of the paintings were shrouded in darkness, I could pick out a couple of scenes at the beginning and end. At the presumed beginning was the Nativity of Christ, and…

St. Liborius, A Desolate and Beautiful Interior

One of my favorite churches in North St. Louis, which I’ve looked at before here and here, is St. Liborius, anchoring the bend in North Market Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. This weekend, the owners allowed visitors to come inside and view the interior, and brainstorm for possible uses for the massive, Gothic…

St. Liborius, Revisited

I stopped by St. Liborius, which anchors the bend of North Market Street in St. Louis Place. Maybe one day buildings will line this street again. See my photos from several years ago here.

St. Liborius, St. Louis Place

St. Liborius, despite lacking its original steeple, is a sight to behold. Perhaps one day, when the street is reborn, the steeple can be replaced, as it was in Washington, DC, in a similar style church. The church once anchored what must have been a stunning streetscape, now almost completely obliterated or replaced with vinyl-sided…

A Few Highlights of North St. Louis

Update: This is truly terrible post, and I’ve learned much more about St. Louis history since writing this way back in 2007. Editor, July 2019. First of all, I apologize for the delay in substantive posts; I’ve not had the chance to photograph new material in a while… Largely through Built St. Louis I have…