Sunday, August 19, 2007

CONDEMNED

Saint Alphonsus Liguori "Rock" Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, was badly damaged by fire this past Thursday, and the building is now condemned. It will be about a year before it can reopen.


Saint Alphonsus Ligouri Rock Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - condemnation sign

Saint Alphonsus Ligouri Rock Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - fire damage

Nearly the entire ridge beam of the roof is gone, as is the copper flèche that once stood over the transept. There is extensive water and smoke damage in the interior, although the walls and tower are intact, as are most of the stained glass windows.

See the article Church set to rebuild, over at STLtoday.

Here are photos of this church before the fire.

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