Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Onze Lieve Vrouwe Onbevlekt Ontvangen or Posthoornkerk , Amsterdam, 1860-1863 & 1887-1889
This neo-Gothic church by Cuypers shows several late Romanesque influences. Although officially called the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, it is popularly known as the Posthoornkerk or Posthorn Church, The church was built in two stages: the first 1860 – 1863 which saw the building of the choir, transept and nave; the facade was added in 1887- 1889. Because it is almost completely surrounded by houses, Cuypers designed the church taller than normal. The plain exterior belies the richness of decoration of the interior. The church was abandoned in 1963, and despite listing, only barely esacped demolition. It is now a concert hall.