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  • For Sale: Mid-Century Modern church

    For Sale: Mid-Century Modern church

    University Baptist Church, 1960s—Landers & Carter, Architects

    Photo © Amy Collier

    On my most recent visit to my home town I noticed a ‘for sale’ sign in front of this 1960s modern church. It is terribly sad to see a lovely landmark from childhood in such a neglected state and up on the auction block so to speak. It does however rekindle my secret wish to turn a structure like this into a unique modern residence.

    In another life, yes.


  • Modernist churches of Europe, 1964

    Modernist churches of Europe, 1964

    Germany: Paul Gerhardt Church, Mannheim

    Gerhard Schlegel and Reinhold Kargel architects, 1961
    G E Kidder Smith photographer

    The New Churches of Europe by G E Kidder Smith, 1964

    From our personal library, a glimpse at a terrific 1960s hardback book brimming with black and white photography, essays/descriptions and architectural line renderings of sixty modernist avant-garde churches across Europe. Written by G E Kidder Smith, FAIA. First edition published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964. Photographs and layout by author. (Outside photography credited.)

    You can see additional spreads from the book here.


    France: Ste Thérèse rue de Croix, Hem, Roubaix

    Hermann Baur architect, 1958
    Robert Gnant photographer