St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Victor A. Lundy
begun 1958

Front facade of sanctuary

Lundy, trained at Harvard, got his start as an architect in Sarasota. Although he designed various types of buildings--civic, commercial, and religious, his churches often are a modern variation of Gothic with steep soaring roofs. He often used laminated wood beams and wood roof decking because it was an economical solution to span wide naves.

Center--oblique view

Note the low nave wall and the modern "buttresses."

The apse

Window slits along the apse edge of the roof create mysterious lighting inside. See below.

The low nave wall

Window slits border both sides of the "buttress" and add interesting stained glass lighting effects in the interior.

The apse

The aura of light is created by the window slits along the tall sloping roof.

The nave wall


Looking back toward the entrance

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