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Kirkwood Methodist Church
201 W. Adams Avenue - Kirkwood (inner west County)
Architect: Schmidt, Perlsee & Black, 1964

Stained Glass: Emil Frei Stained Glass
Design: Robert Harmon

The interior and exterior are a unified whole, with the steep and curving roof rising to a narrow opening that admits a narrow, sharp shaft of light into the sanctuary. Massive laminated wood beams are held apart and tied together with heavy black metal plates and beams, contrasting with the soaring space and bringing to mind the heavy structural work of a traditional bell tower.

See a complete gallery of the stained glass on the Emil Frei tour.

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