Church of St. Agnes
Built in 1912 for the growing German-speaking Austro-Hungarian population, the Church of St. Agnes is one of St. Paul's most beautiful churches. Architect George Ries designed it in the Baroque Revival style, modeling it after churches built in what used to be the country of Austro-Hungary in Europe (it was dissolved after World War I). Perhaps the most iconic feature of the church is the tall, 250-foot tower capped by an onion dome. The entire exterior is covered in Indiana limestone. Next to either side of the main entrance are statues of St. Paul and St. Peter; above it is a statue of the church's patron, St. Agnes. The church, which can seat 1,000 worshippers, is listed on that National Register of Historic Places.
Backstory and Context
Reverend Richard J. Schuler & Charles W. Nelson. "St. Agnes Church." Accessed April 5, 2017. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/39c672de-68e4-46f5-9dfb-7a105ae0fe6e.
Photo: McGhiever, via Wikimedia Commons