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Abandonment Churches Hyde Park North St. Louis

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Photograph by Michael R. Allen, 2005.

LOCATION: 2153 Salisbury Street; Hyde Park; Saint Louis, Missouri
DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1895
ARCHITECT: Louis Wessbecher
DATE OF ABANDONMENT: 1980’s
OWNER: Bethlehem Lutheran Church Congregation

Photograph by Michael R. Allen, 2003.

Photograph by Michael R. Allen, 2003.

Photograph by Michael R. Allen, 2005.

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church congregation now meets in a 1920’s school building next door to this beautiful church. The congregation wants to raze the old church, and has not kept it maintained for many years.

Photograph by Yves Marrocchi, 2005.

Photograph by Michael R. Allen, 2005.

2 replies on “Bethlehem Lutheran Church”

Why would anyone (in their right mind) want to raze such a beautiful, historic church? It reminds me greatly of my Grandparents old church in Milwaukee, WI and would hate to see either torn down! I hope someone does something about this. I would be willing to contribute as a proud LCMS Lutheran.

Please help save this church!
Karl Bandow
Herat, Afghanistan

This was my gr-grandmother’s church. My grandparents were married there, grandmother’s brother buried from there. Sad to see it in so much dis-repair.

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