Lyons Presbyterian Church/St. Bonifacius Romische Katolische Kirche

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Lyons Presbyterian Church/St. Bonifacius Romische Katolische Kirche

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Lyons Presbyterian Church/St. Bonifacius Romische Katolische Kirche (St. Boniface Hall), 2518 Pershing Boulevard; 1858.The building was an excellent example of Romanesque Style. Built as a Presbyterian church in 1858, the building was acquired by German Catholics in late 1861. In January, 1863, St. Bonifaceius Kirche: had its first services in the building. After a new church was built, in 1908, the building was converted to a parish hall and school. Set atop a knoll, this brick building had a front façade of engaged pilasters and rhythmic progression of corbelled brick arches under the roof eave. The window openings were fully arched. An original bell tower of wood on the ridge of the roof and near the front was removed in 1908. In 1912, a two-story addition was built at the rear and extended to connect to the 1880 school building to the north. Unfortunately, these buildings do not exist anymore as on August 27, 1979. The old church and school buildings were demolished.St. Bonifacius Schulthaus (St. Boniface School), 2520 Pershing Boulevard; 1880.The building was of brick vernacular design with some influence of the Italianate Style. A belfrey was located on the ridge and was later removed. A rear wing was built in 1912 and connected this building to the original 1858 church structure to the south. The building was demolished on August 17, 1979. 

This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Tour of Clinton


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