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Old December 6th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #1
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Churches in USA

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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #2
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I like the simple style churches better than the old cathedral types. It's a matter of taste but to me those are cold and uninviting. Our church, Calvary Chapel, has converted an old Camaro shop into a very nice church seating a couple hundred people, a nice stage and band, coffee area, and classrooms. There are about a thousand Calvary Chapels in the U.S. and around the world and we don't usually go to extremes on the building itself as that money is better spent going to mission work and charity. There are some huge Calvary Chapels like the one in Ft. Lauderdale which has 20,000 members and has a huge building out of necessity.

I don't have a pic of our church but here are some typical Calvary Chapel Churches:

Yorma Linda, CA


Driggs, Idaho


Mineral, VA


Shawnee, OK
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Old December 9th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #3
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ok, here are some baltimore ones

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St. Micheals Ukranian church

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Old December 10th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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Two more from Baltimore

The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen



And the first Cathedral in the United States, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Old December 10th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #5
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Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago IL

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Old December 10th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #6
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nice churches, but europe has still the best ones
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Old December 11th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #7
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^ i would Agree, now heres the national cathedral....in Washington


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you can see the capitol dome in the backround

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Old December 11th, 2007, 07:49 PM   #8
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great neo-gothic church
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Old December 11th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #9
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wow, never seen this one before. magnificent cathedral!!
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Old December 11th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #10
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What is "best," anyway?

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nice churches, but europe has still the best ones
I don't see any point in deciding what is "best" unless choosing one of a group of similar things. Appreciation of architecture doesn't require that. Europe certainly has many buildings for which there is no comparison in North America. For example, I have been in a 12th century church in Russia. There is nothing over here anywhere near that old, so no comparison to be made.

Someone interested in church architecture in America should look for what is best in America. My list of American churches worth seeing include:

The Unitarian churches of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois and Madison, Wisconsin.

Thorncrown Chapel by E. Fay Jones In Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Anything by Pietro Belluschi in Portland, Oregon, and the cathedral by Belluschi and Nervi in San Francisco.

None of these has any precedent in European architecture.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #11
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Riverside Church is the tallest church in NYC.

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Old December 13th, 2007, 03:02 AM   #12
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Washington, D.C.

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One of the better looking structures of any kind in the U.S.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church - Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Old December 13th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #13
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Wow, impressive churches. I really like the national cathedral.
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Boston Avenue United Methodist Church - Boston, Massachusetts

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That would be in Tulsa, Oklahoma, thats just the street name
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Old December 15th, 2007, 05:31 AM   #15
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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Sacramento, CA)


Built in 1889, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament was the largest cathedral west of the Mississippi River standing 215 feet tall (it was renovated about 2 years ago).
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Old December 15th, 2007, 06:52 AM   #16
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I love the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception !
Heres our Cathedral In Dallas

Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Est. 1869)


















and my Parish Church St. Lukes Catholic Church in Irving (est.1902)





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Old December 15th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #17
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they look just like the ones in Canada.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 05:34 AM   #18
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Iglesia Ni Cristo(Church of Christ/INC) churches

hi there...nice pictures you got there

here are some of INC chapels in USA

virginia beach, virginia


forest hills, new york


south san diego, california






dallas, texas



here are some of our chapels here in the philippines....
3,200 seater San Francisco del Monte chapel




New Era Chapel in Cavite



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Old December 19th, 2007, 11:52 AM   #19
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Peoria (IL) used to be called, amongst Other things, " the City of Churches " ! Here are pictures by (local) photographers of, SOME, of It's grandest and oldest churches.....

St. Mary's Cathedral on the, Near North Side....














Sacred Heart (below) in Downtown after, a multi-million dollar, renovation...

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(Interior, BEFORE, below)



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St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church (below) in Peoria....



(Interior, BEFORE, multi-million dollar renovation)



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St. Anne's, Catholic Church, on the South Side.....




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BTW, this is the only Church of Latter Day Saints in NYC.

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