Church architecture - the 1950s
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I was reading on another site someone said the "ugly" church buildings (generic multi-purpose block buildings, and bizzare avante garde monstrosties) did not begin after Vatican II, but that it began in the post-war 1940s and 1950s.

I wasn't alive back in those days, but could someone tell me if this is an example of the typical parish churches built in the 1950s?
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It is plain and simple, compared to the ornately detailed Gothic wonders built pre-1940, but it is still very traditional looking, compared to the post-Vatican II buildings.  I like this style, and would not mind if this was a blueprint for new parishes to be built.

Here is another example of a more simple, yet traditional church that should be an example for new parishes, and still could be built without going into a 50 year debt.
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...and this...
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After all, they all can't look like this, unfortunately:
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Church architecture - the 1950s - by AllWise - 12-03-2011, 08:47 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by AllWise - 12-03-2011, 08:54 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by AllWise - 12-03-2011, 09:40 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Walty - 12-04-2011, 03:45 AM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Stubborn - 12-04-2011, 11:24 AM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Joamy - 12-04-2011, 06:41 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Sinner - 12-05-2011, 02:30 AM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Stubborn - 12-05-2011, 08:11 AM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Walty - 12-05-2011, 10:28 AM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by cgraye - 12-05-2011, 10:42 AM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by AllWise - 12-05-2011, 02:53 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Stubborn - 12-05-2011, 03:59 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by AllWise - 12-05-2011, 04:03 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 04:11 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Stubborn - 12-05-2011, 04:13 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 04:16 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 04:19 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by AllWise - 12-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 06:16 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 06:17 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 10:18 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 10:20 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 10:25 PM
Re: Church architecture - the 1950s - by Old Salt - 12-05-2011, 10:31 PM



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