Monday, January 23, 2012

They don't make 'em like that anymore . .

I'm not telling you anything you don't know here; big, old, beautiful churches all around downtown are sitting vacant. You have your favorites too, no doubt. "If only somebody would do something," you mumble as you drive by.

Well, last week I photographed just such a church for a pending National Register of Historic Places nomination. Now putting it on the NR won't prevent it from being demolished, but through Missouri's Historic Tax Credit program it becomes more feasible to restore it. And it seriously needs restoration!

Is it worth it? What do you think?


  1. Where is this? It's amazing.

  2. Due to the public nature of this blog and the risk of vandalism, I really can't say, Sorry,

  3. I've been driving by this church for 20 years wondering what it was like on the inside. Thank you so very much for letting me see!!! Too bad they won't open it for photo shoots - it would be perfect (except I'm sure it's dangerous)...