St Francis Borgia Catholic Church
Constructed in 1869, St Francis Borgia Catholic Church is a historic church that is home to a congregation founded in 1834 by German immigrants. It was built with red brick and combines elements of Federal, Neoclassical, and early Romanesque architectural styles. Notable features of the church include stained glass windows, a tall steeple, and arched windows. The building is the third church built for the congregation; the first was erected in 1838 and the second in 1846. In addition to the church building, the site also includes a rectory built in 1883, a school built in 1884 that was converted to a hall, and a convent built in 1891. The church is a contributing property of the Downtown Washington Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Backstory and Context
Stiritz, Mary. "Downtown Washington Historic District." National Parks Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. October 5, 1989. https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/89001465.pdf.
Photo: St. Borgia Catholic Church