Most modern people (if they are not trained as modernist architects) have imbibed the idea that architectural consistency is the highest form of order. But what if the additions are ugly, falling down or inhospitable?
When a tornado destroyed St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway, IL, four parishes combined to create St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, and they turned to Cram and Ferguson to design the new building.
When it comes to church architecture, the devil is in the saintly details. So is the delight. This is especially true of the custom woodwork that brings character to the space, whether it be a mighty cathedral and or a humble country church.