Two Modernist Churches in Florissant, Part Two

Founded in 1951, the massive Lutheran Church of the Atonement continues the trend of Modernism fulfilling the needs for new congregations as Florissant rapidly grew after World War II.

The stained glass is simple, and overall there is the overall trend of simple vertical lines with limited ornament, sitting on a bend on North New Florissant Road.

Just east of there on Parker Road is the Church of the Master at the entrance of the Paddock Hills subdivision.

Founded in 1956, it s a part of the United Church of Christ.

Interior view of Church of the Master at 1325 Paddock Drive, Florissant, Missouri. Negative, Mizuki, Henry T. 1976-04, In Copyright, Rights holder: Manske-Dieckmann & Partners, Missouri History Museum, P0374-04761-05-4p.

The interior is graced with some very beautiful stained glass which can be viewed at the church’s website.

Besides the pyramid-roofed sanctuary, there is a long classroom and administrative wing to the north.

Also, there is a meeting room. Like is common in Modernist compositions, each portion of the building is set apart to make its function obvious.

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  1. Mareb says:

    I think Land of Oz preschool was situated in this building in the 1970s and 1980s. It was great .

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