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Kansas City Mid-Century Modern Churches

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Congregation Beth Shalom [gone]
Kansas City, MO
The Congregation Beth Shalom sanctuary building was completed in 1971. The congregation moved in 2011 and the building was demolished in 2014.

Kehilath Israel
Kansas City, MO
Kehilath Israel was built in 1958. The congregation moved out in 1983. The building then housed the Pentecostal Church of God In Christ. When these photos were taken in 2010, the building was apparently vacant. It still looked vacant in 2014. By 2016, the building was housing A to Z Theatrical Supply. [map]

First Church of the Nazarene
Kansas City, MO
The First Church of the Nazarene was built in 1956. The church moved in 1977. The building now houses the Cleveland Chiropractic College. For more, see this website. [map]

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Kansas City, MO
The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was designed by Barry Byrne and built in 1949. It has been nicknamed the "fish church" because of its shape. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Broadview Christian Church
Kansas City, MO
Louis Memorial Chapel
Kansas City, MO
The Broadview Christian Church was built in 1959. The tower was added in 1970. The building now houses the Vision Christian Church. For more, see this website. [map]

The Louis Memorial Chapel has been here since 1963. I assume this building was constructed at that time. [map]

Harmony Vineyard Church
Kansas City, MO
The Harmony Vineyard Church was originally known as the Harmony Heights Baptist Church. The building looks mid-century but I believe it was built in the 1980s. It features a striking exterior and incredible stained glass. [map]