Modernist Landmark Church Demolished

February 11, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

A Canadian settlement north of Quebec City has given up its landmark modern church. But the old building didn’t come down easily. According to a local news station, several cables snapped and crews spent several days trying to bring the massive concrete building down. Photograph from Le Journal de Quebec, ROGER GAGNON The Notre-Dame-de-Fatima Church dates from 1962 - 1963. It was designed by ... Read More

Mid-Century Modern / Church Demolition

St Luke UMC Mid-Century Jewel in Central Austin

December 09, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

If anyone doubts there were major changes in American design in the years after the second World War, just visit St. Luke United Methodist in Central Austin. In 1950, the church commissioned architect Roy L. Thomas for the design of a first unit building at the corner of 14th St. and West Lynn. His design also included a plan and image for the next phase, a traditional stone church with ... Read More

Historic Preservation / Mid-Century Modern