Kirche St. Joseph - Basel, Switzerland
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N 47° 34.164 E 007° 35.429
32T E 393985 N 5269405
Quick Description: The Neo-Baroque Catholic church St. Joseph.
Date Posted: 9/2/2014 6:02:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMMCY5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
EN: The church St. Joseph in the quarter Matthäus is the largest Roman Catholic church in Basel with 1,400 seats. It was built in 1901-02 as a parish church for the Catholic population in this working class district, that had grown strongly in the 19th century. The plans were created by August Hardegger (1858-1927). The Neo-Baroque building is influenced by the Einsiedeln Monastery Church; this style is unique for a church building in the traditionally reformed Basel. In 1983, the interior, in 1997 the exterior was renovated.

DE: Die St. Josephskirche im Matthäusquartier ist mit 1400 Sitzplätzen die grösste römisch-katholische Kirche Basels. Sie wurde 1901/02 als Pfarrkirche für die im 19. Jahrhundert stark gewachsene katholische Bevölkerung dieses Arbeiterquartiers gebaut. Die Pläne stammen von August Hardegger (1858-1927). Der Neo-barocke Bau ist von der Klosterkirche Einsiedeln beeinflusst; dieser Stil ist im traditionell reformierten Basel für einen Kirchenbau einzigartig. 1983 wurde das Innere, 1997 das Äussere renoviert.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1902

Dominant Architectural Style: Neo-Baroque

Diocese: Basel

Amerbachstrasse 1
Basel, BS Switzerland

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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