St. Antonius — Papenburg, Germany
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N 53° 04.748 E 007° 23.681
32U E 392467 N 5882277
Quick Description: The neogothic St. Antonius Church in Papenburg was build 1873/77 with about 12 million bricks
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/13/2012 1:35:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMEM8P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:

1868 kaufte die Gemeinde ein Grundstück zur Anlage eines neuen Friedhofes und zum Bau einer neuen Kirche. Der Baubeginn der neuen Kirche erfolgte am 2. August 1873, nach Plänen des Papenburger Architekten Alexander Behnes. Nachdem das Fundament, das aus ca. 1000000 Steinen bestand fertig war erfolgte jedoch ein jahrelanger Baustopp wegen der ungeklärten gesamtwirtschaftlichen Situation im Land und dadurch steigenden Lohnkosten. Erst am 15. Juli 1875 erfolgte die Grundsteinlegung. Wegen der hohen Baukosten der Kirche war diese in den Anfängen nur spärlich ausgestattet und gestaltet.
Am 11. Dezember 1877 erfolgte die Einweihung der Kirche durch Bischof Johann Beckmann. Die Baukosten betrugen mit der bis 1881 beschafften Inneneinrichtung 378000 Mark. Die Ausmaße des Gebäudes waren für damalige Papenburger Verhältnisse gigantisch: 70 Meter lang, 35 Meter breit, Turmhöhe 88 Meter.

In 1868 the congregation purchased a plot of land for construction of a new cemetery and to build a new church. The construction of the new church begun on August 2nd, 1873, designed by the Papenburg architect Alexander Behne. Once the foundation which consisted of around 1000000 stones was finished, a year-long freeze was due to the unsettled economic situation in the country, thereby increasing labour costs. Finally on July 15th, 1875 the foundation stone was laid. Because of the high cost of building the church was in the beginning poorly endowed and designed.
On December 11th, 1877 the church was inaugurated by Bishop Johann Beckmann. The construction costs amounted, with the till 1881 purchased interior, 378.000 marks. The dimensions of the building were huge at that time Papenburg conditions: 70 meters long, 35 meters wide, 88 m tower height.

Quelle / source: Kirchenführer der St. Antonius Kirche Papenburg

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 7/15/1875

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Roman Catholic

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 8:30 AM

Street address of Church:
Kirchstraße 14
Papenburg, Germany
26871


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