A tribute to the treasure trove of ecclesiastical art and architecture in the Diocese of Toledo.
I am interested in the 4 small towers surrounding the main tower of the steeple. You see the same arrangement in pictures of the first St. Ann Church (Fremont, built 1843), and in the first St. Rose Church (Perrysburg, built as a Universalist church at about the same time.) Explanations, anyone?
That was fairly common on 19th century biuldings of this form, but their survival rate would be low. I suspect it was a New England influence, since a lot of the older Protestant buildings up there had small spires in the place of corner turrets. May have even come to them by way of Wren.
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