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Louisiana Mid-Century Modern Churches

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Chapel of the Holy Spirit
New Orleans, LA
The Chapel of the Holy Spirit was designed by Claude E. Hooton and built in 1955. As part of renovations after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the ceiling and beams were painted white. Originally, they were unpainted wood. For more, see this website. [map]

Bethany United Methodist Church
New Orleans, LA
The Bethany United Methodist Church appears to be from the 1960s. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, only the church's exterior walls remained. It was rebuilt and reopened in 2006. The building at the right is the church's "social hall". [map]

Lake Vista United Methodist Church
New Orleans, LA
The Lake Vista United Methodist Church was designed by August Perez and Associates and built in 1961. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

St. Pius X Catholic Church
New Orleans, LA
The St. Pius X Catholic Church was designed by James Lamantia, Jr. and completed in 1966. The building has an octagonal plan with the altar at the center. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Unity Temple
New Orleans, LA
The Unity Temple was built in 1960. It was designed by Leonard Spangenberg, Jr., a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Magnolia Baptist Church
Shreveport, LA
The Magnolia Baptist Church is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Saint Jean Vianney Catholic Church
Baton Rouge, LA
The Saint Jean Vianney Catholic Church was completed in 1999 but I'll include it in this section since it shares many elements with mid-century architecture. It was designed by Trahan Architects and has received numerous awards. The building features extensive use of concrete, minimal ornamentation, and large glass walls. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Louisiana Mid-Century Modern Churches:
Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim (Alexandria)
Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church: 1, 2, 3 (New Orleans) [gone]
Wesley Foundation at Tulane University (New Orleans)
Calvary Chapel (Shreveport)