Built St. Louis > > Crumbling Landmarks || Historic City Churches || St. Louis Place > > St. Liborius Church
St. Liborius anchors the most impressive street vista in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. The church and its
neighboring rectory building are red brick Gothic, and remain while much around them has passed away. Two accessory buildings
complete the group. The neighborhood has declined, bottomed out, and is experiencing considerable redevelopment today; neighboring
streets that were vacant in 2000 are now lined with new houses.
The church, however, has been locked up for some years, since closing as part of a northside
consolidation in the face of declining congregation memberships. A 1993 auction cleared out many of its decorative
furnishings. The screen across the bell openings on the tower has collapsed. The tower once had a stone tracery spire, removed
in the 1960s.
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