Blessed Sacrament Church, Madison, WI

Even the modern churches back then looked nice.

Blessed Sacrament Church, Madison, WI - May 18, 1947
Interior view of altar at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2119 Rowley Avenue, which has been redecorated in honor of its silver jubilee.
Wisconsin Historical Society

Today's church:


Sing us a song, you're the piano man. Sing us a song tonight!

3 comments:

  1. I wonder where that big beautiful Crucifix went...

    This makes me almost weep. I think its worse to go from Good to Bad, as opposed to simply starting at bad... and like you said, that was "modern" - what some of us wouldnt do for Mid-Century Modern.

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    1. I was thinking of the Christmas mass celebrations of my childhood in the 1970's and started looking for photos. I was very sad to see the alterations. As a student at Blessed Sacrament for 8 years and a parishioner for 15 years I have looked up at the lost crucifix while praying countless times. The new look is elegant but somehow it seems less Catholic.

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  2. Wow. I think the worst parts are 1) the invasive handicap ramp and 2) theat trash about making the altar and ambo "equal".

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