A Moment of Reverence

The church we came across on St. Louis’ north side was quite a find to stumble upon. There is no feeling quite like your first time walking onto the floor of a crumbling church. I say this even as a lapsed Catholic and present atheist. The architecture of churches inherently inspires awe and piety, but when abandoned and crumbling, the formality of a church seems stripped away and all one is left with is the feeling of reverence upon entering. Reverence towards what? I ask myself, but sometimes it’s better to shut up and take pictures.


Entry Hall.



Rear Window.



Broken Window frame.


View from the balcony.


2 responses

  1. Hard to believe this happens – too hard and costly to renovate and/or convert i guess

    October 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

  2. I’m intrigued by this, TR. Was it a financial issue like what faced the United Methodist in Gary?

    October 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm

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