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St Mary's Catholic Church, neogothic brick

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St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1906-1907. Reflecting the influence of neogothic architecture, the red brick house of worship included a choir loft and an organ. Murals painted on the walls were said to have been the work of Italian craftsmen.

The church was gutted during the Stalinist era. The carved oak door and ornate railings were removed and it was converted into a warehouse and tractor garage.

Until just a few years ago, the steeple was still standing.

posted by Russ Gunther KT CH