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R… Rennes

Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Rennes, France
Photos by Jean-Patrick Leroy

I always love seeing Deco churches. 

Bad translation of the original French caption:

I first saw this visiting my son’s apartments, but I never have time to go … But this Sunday I decided to find time. And luckily it was open. Well, if the outside is not bad, and better under the sun, the interior is superb. It is built of brick, stone and concrete.

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Salem, Massachusettsby Sid Penace
Detail of an abadoned church in Salem, one of my favorite cities on Cape Ann. My family kept a sailboat there for many years. Actually the eulogy I gave at my dad’s funeral was about going to Salem multiple times a week to go off on our boat. Deco isn’t really the city’s style but there are a few examples I guess, like more modern churches, parochial schools, storefronts, a few government buildings, I guess. Overall though the city is most pre 20th century stuff.
More pictures from Sid Penance available at the source link. Here’s a wide shot:

Salem, Massachusetts
by Sid Penace

Detail of an abadoned church in Salem, one of my favorite cities on Cape Ann. My family kept a sailboat there for many years. Actually the eulogy I gave at my dad’s funeral was about going to Salem multiple times a week to go off on our boat. Deco isn’t really the city’s style but there are a few examples I guess, like more modern churches, parochial schools, storefronts, a few government buildings, I guess. Overall though the city is most pre 20th century stuff.

More pictures from Sid Penance available at the source link. Here’s a wide shot:

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Winchester Family Church, Winchester, UKSubmitted by mbeltowska
Breaking the vitrolite posts to share this submission. This was not always a church — far from it. 
Info from the Daily Photos from Winchester blog:

They say church attendance is on the decline in the UK, but there are so many places of worship in Winchester that I can’t believe it applies here, or maybe having a cathedral in your midst just encourages more church going? Who knows!
Anyway, this is the Winchester Family Church which took over and refurbished the Middle Brook Centre. The building is a former Art Deco cinema and bingo hall. Meanwhile the cinema has taken over an old church!

Winchester Family Church, Winchester, UK
Submitted by mbeltowska

Breaking the vitrolite posts to share this submission. This was not always a church — far from it. 

Info from the Daily Photos from Winchester blog:

They say church attendance is on the decline in the UK, but there are so many places of worship in Winchester that I can’t believe it applies here, or maybe having a cathedral in your midst just encourages more church going? Who knows!

Anyway, this is the Winchester Family Church which took over and refurbished the Middle Brook Centre. The building is a former Art Deco cinema and bingo hall. Meanwhile the cinema has taken over an old church!

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St. Nicholas + Rockefeller Center, NYC, New York by Berenice Abbott
Rockefeller Center under construction, 1936.
From "Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938," available through the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. (See also the book of the same name.)
Detail of this photo:

Rockefeller Center: Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas in foreground, Fifth Avenue and 48th Street, Manhattan. 					 					 	 					 	 					 					 					 						(December  08, 1936)                                                                     

St. Nicholas + Rockefeller Center, NYC, New York
by Berenice Abbott

Rockefeller Center under construction, 1936.

From "Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938," available through the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. (See also the book of the same name.)

Detail of this photo:

Rockefeller Center: Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas in foreground, Fifth Avenue and 48th Street, Manhattan. (December 08, 1936)                                                                     

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