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St. Liborius

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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