Still A Beauty

 

Undated photo of the Church of the Assumption interior

Editor’s Note: We don’t know if the Church of Assumption is structurally compromised (we hear it isn’t, but we’re not engineers). What we do know is that beyond its historical significance, Assumption remains an exceptionally lovely building, even though much of its interior decoration has been stripped. For the latest news on the effort to save the church, click HERE; for our editorial advocating for its preservation, click HERE.

Photo: Chandra Lampreich

Photo: Chandra Lampreich

Photo: Chandra Lampreich

Photo: Chandra Lampreich

Photo: Chandra Lampreich

Photo: Chandra Lampreich

Photo: Chandra Lampreich

About the author

Chandra Lampreich became interested in photography in high school, and then continued her training at Antonelli Institute where she received an associates degree in photography. She specializes in architecture photography, and has a passion for shooting old, dilapidated buildings. Her photographs can be seen on Flickr here.



4 Comments


  1. NickFromGermantown

    I really hope that this demolition does not move forward, but are they at least going to be smart enough to save the stained glass if it does?

  2. I am pretty sure most of the stained glass was already removed.

  3. The undated photo is from 1919.

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