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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bethany Deaf Church in Kirkwood Demolished

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I grew up four houses away from that church. Every Sunday morning, our whole house would shake from the organ music booming inside (I was told the music was jacked up so the congregants could literally feel it). We used to run around their property all the time causing mischief and they never yelled at us. Just thought I'd share the memories.