Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lost Catholic Saint Louis

Former Eucharistic Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - door

The other day, while driving through downtown Saint Louis, I saw this former chapel. It looks long closed, and the building appears vacant.  But what a marvelous idea!  

Former Eucharistic Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - mosaic

Mosaics of a monstrance are over the two entrance doors.

Former Eucharistic Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - cornerstone

Our Lady of the Angels
Eucharistic Shrine
1957
Dedicated
May 11, 1958

Address:
1024 Locust Street,
Saint Louis, Missouri  63101

4 comments:

  1. If memory serves me rightly, this was an apostolate of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars(O.F.M.Cap.). I am sure the idea was to provide a spiritual oasis for downtown shoppers, business people and the like. Just think, at one time, the Daughters of St. Paul had a public chapel in their store when it was located in the city. I beleive Boston has somehting similar to what you depict here. Oh well...

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  2. This former chapel is near Washington Avenue, and things are booming there, with all of the new retail and loft apartments. Looks like it might be good mission territory!

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  3. I Googled the address and found this reference too. It's a twofer for me because (1) I love urban archaeology and (2) Lileks.com is referenced on this link and he's one of my favorite writers.

    http://www.builtstlouis.net/opos/alverne.html

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  4. Just ran into that today. Sad to see it boarded up now. What has become of us?

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