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: St. Laurentius is a monument since 6/8/1989
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 3/9/2015 8:01:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMNG0K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
St. Laurentius in Essen-Steele is a three-aisled basilica built in the years 1871-1873. 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.
On top of the crossing tower there is a beautiful crown that reminds of a vist of Kaiser Otto I in the year 938.

There is a German Wiki about St. Laurentius:
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Type of Church: Basilica

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: New Gothic

Archdiocese: Köln

Diocese: Diocese of the Ruhr

Address/Location:
Laurentiusberg/Paßstraße 7
Essen, Germany


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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