On Friday, March 20, 2015, The Monuments Conservancy will present its 25th Symposium at the New York Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 pm, to discuss the life and legacy of Patrick Charles Keely. Keely was one of the most influential church architects of late 19th Century America. In the Diocese of Toledo, St Francis de Sales chapel in Toledo and St. Peter & Paul church in Sandusky were his designs.
This year's theme is "The Eucharistic Foundation of Patrick Charles Keely's Artistry." For more information, call 212-764-5645 x10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The former Assumption church in Reed, Ohio, near Bellevue.
Recently a reader of this blog, Marilyn Landoll, sent along a fascinating story about a twin church of Assumption in Reed, that was built in Lawton, Oklahoma:
"It is my understanding that one of the original contributors to the
building of the church [in Reed] was Jacob Landoll. He later moved his family (12
children) to Lawton, Oklahoma. Two of Jacob's sons, Phil and Albert,
later traveled back to Ohio to review/copy (?) the building plans.
These two men helped to build a church in Lawton, called Blessed
Sacrament. It is amazing how similar the design and exterior of Blessed
Sacrament is to Assumption ... Family legend has it that when Phil was helping to build
Blessed Sacrament, he put each brick into a bucket of water. Those
bricks that floated were rejected. Nearly 100 years later, Blessed
Sacrament is still solid! Also, there are still Landoll's serving in
the church and school at Blessed Sacrament in Lawton, OK."
According to a parish history of Reed Assumption, their church was designed by Erhard Brielmaier and Sons, architects of Milwaukee. And on the Lawton Blessed Sacrament website, it says there may be a church in Kansas that used the same plans.