St. Markís Lutheran Church
1001 Queens Road
is an example of Modernist church architecture, although new construction
has been undertaken on the front of the church it still retains an
acceptable level of integrity and the interior of the sanctuary is very
well-preserved. Renderings of
these alterations were unavailable and it is unclear exactly what changes
are to be made to the facade. However, the interior of the sanctuary is to remain
the sanctuary, behind the alter is a large, stunning, brightly colored
mosaic flanked by full-height stained glass windows.
The chancel area has a stone floor with a marble alter with
Modernist candle holders and cross. A
stylized dove of beaten metal, probably copper, is suspended above the
chancel, appearing to fly out over the congregation. The dove is lowered
during baptismal services for use as the baptismal font.
pews, with rounded edges and slightly peaked ends, are similar to those at
the Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs are intended to symbolize
angels wings. The left side
wall is brick and is composed of angled, stepped sections.
The right side wall is plaster and curves towards the front of the
room to the entrance to the chancel area.
Balconies have solid wood balustrades trimmed with metal.
small chapel on one end of the building has pews from the congregationís
original church. The exterior
of the church combines brick, marble, and concrete panels.
Incorporated into the design is a semi-detached bell tower.