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St. Laurentius (Steele) - Essen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 51° 26.887 E 007° 04.442
32U E 366167 N 5701418
Quick Description: The impressive main entrance of St. Laurentius in Essen-Steele
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 3/10/2015 8:09:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMNG6B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
St. Laurentius in Essen-Steele is a three-aisled basilica built in the years 1871-1873. The dominant architectural style is New Gothic. The architect was August Rincklake (* 15. Februar 1843 in Münster (Westfalen); † 19. August 1915 in Berlin).
Laying of the foundation stone took place on 6/26/1870 and the consecration by Paulus Melchers on 5/20/1875.
St. Laurentius is a monument since 6/8/1989.
On top of the crossing tower there is a beautiful crown that reminds of a visit of Kaiser Otto I in the year 938.

The pointed arch above the bronze door contains a sandstone tympanum.
The wings of the door are decorated with 24 bronzereliefs with scenes from the salvation history of the Old and New Testament.
Type of material of the door: Other

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Gothic

Address or physical location:
Laurentiusberg/Paßstraße 7, Essen-Steele


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