Churches Demolition St. Louis County

Bethany Deaf Church in Kirkwood Demolished

by Michael R. Allen

Kirkwood’s local historic district ordinance did not prevent the new owner of the Bethany Deaf Church (photograph via link) at 310 E. Argonne from demolishing the building around Christmas. A reader writes that the wreckers destroyed the front doors rather than salvage them, but that the rose window may have been saved.