Tuesday, April 3, 2007

St. Anthony, Milan

Nice little place. Simple but pleasant design. I like the little arches thingummy in the gable. Looks like it was made for a statue.
Can't say much for the ceiling, but everything else is very good. I'd like to get a better look at those angels flanking the crucifix. They look like the best items in the whole church. The statues and stations are excellent. Overall, a very pleasant design.


Hooda Thunkit said...

Two things struck me, the pattern in the stone work of the church proper and the red brick bell tower; perhaps a leftover from a previous church that suffered a fire?

The brickwork looks to have been through some trauma/stress.

Anonymous said...

1891-A defective flue caused a fire that gutted the church. The Church was repaired, and the interior was repainted. A pipe organ was installed, and stations of the cross were added at this time.

1935-The replacement of the main and side altars, the elimination of the balcony, the removal of the bell tower at the front of the church, the erection of a new tower at the side of the church, and the addition of sandstone to the exterior of the church. Completion was in 1954.

so you're probably right...not sure though. I am still waint for pictures from St. Anthony's yet...they are pretty slow there...