Posts tagged church
Posts tagged church
D… Dominican Republic
Iglesia San Felipe, Dominican Republic
Deco church with cross-shaped stained glass.
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:
La Paz, Bolivia
Photo by amy.herbs
Deco church in Bolivia.
(Source: Flickr / amyherbs)
B… Brussels… Belgium
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Brussels, Belgium
Photo by alancards
Front-on view of the world’s largest Deco church.
Belize City, Belize
Photo by George Hatcher
I wasn’t sure anything would turn up when I searched on “art deco belize” but look at this!
With horse drawn carriage. Probably the best architecture I saw in Belize.
Deco church, or at least that was its original purpose.
St. Mark Methodist Church, Tottenham (1937)
Image from Train Walks London.
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!
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:
St. Austin’s Catholic Church, Austin, Texas
by Caleb Racicot
1930s church on I believe W. 6th St. My friend, who shot this, described it to me as a “Fascist church” and I agree, it reminds me very much of architecture (think: E.U.R.) built under Mussolini.
Boston Avenue Methodist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma
from Roadside Architecture
It’s been a while since I last posted a photo of this, so as I begin a series of Oklahoma pics, may as well start out with this famous one.
The Boston Avenue Methodist Church was built in 1929. It features a 258’ tower and a 1,800 seat auditorium. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.