Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Photos of Assumption Church, in New Haven, Missouri

HERE ARE PHOTOS of Assumption Church, in New Haven, Missouri. The church is in northern Franklin County on the Missouri River and is about 63 highway miles west of downtown Saint Louis.

Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in New Haven, Missouri, USA - exterior side

According to the 2007 census, this parish has about 1,059 Catholics.

Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in New Haven, Missouri, USA - side door detail

Side door into the church.

Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in New Haven, Missouri, USA - mosaic of Blessed Virgin Mary

ASSVMPTION BLESSED VIRGIN

Mosaic over the front door.

Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in New Haven, Missouri, USA - exterior back

This church is made of an unusual brownish limestone, which is not commonly used in the area; but I did see an outcropping of this stone nearby.

According to a local history:
New Haven was founded in 1836 as a riverboat stop on the Missouri River called "Miller's Landing." Founder Phillip Miller operated a wood yard on the river to fuel the steamboat trade. The arrival of the "Iron Horse," the Union Pacific railroad, in the 1850s, brought more commerce and activity to the area. In 1856, town fathers changed the name from Miller's Landing to "New Haven," reflecting the growth of the town from its origins as a steamboat stop.

German immigrants helped settle the area through the 19th century, many of them coming from the Borgholzhausen, Germany area. Today, New Haven maintains an active Sister-City partnership with Borgholzhausen.

New Haven continued to grow through the 20th century. The town is home to several beautiful churches built in the 1800s and early 1900s, and much of the original downtown district, dating from the late 1800s, remains. Both the downtown area, as well as a residential neighborhood near downtown are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The town is named after New Haven, Connecticut.

Address:

603 Miller Street
New Haven, Missouri 63068


(Note: the Google map linked here is incorrect. The actual church location is two blocks north on Miller Street at the corner of Maiden Lane.)

2 comments:

  1. Great Blog!

    We love to travel and take photos of Catholic Churches. We've put together a slide show of Stained Glass Windows set to the music of our friend, Russ. Drop by our blog and if you'd be interested, I could send you the link to the slide show.

    PAX,
    susie

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