Monday, February 4, 2013

Church of Saint George

Chiesa di San Giorgio, Church of Saint George, Livorno
The works for the construction of the Anglican church of Saint George began in 1839 on a project of the Livornese architect Angiolo della Valle, to be completed in 1844. The neoclassical building, which faces the entrance of the Old English Cemetery, has a pronaos with four Ionic columns and a very short bell tower on the back. Damaged by the air raids of WWII, the church was restored in the postwar period and consecrated to the Catholic cult in 1956.

See also: Old English Cemetery - New English Cemetery

11 comments:

Jack said...

This is a substantial, handsome structure. It could use some more restoration work.

Lois Evensen said...

Fascinating. Without the cross I would not expect it to be a church.

Randy said...

I've never seen a church like this one. It's so beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

Going from Anglican to Catholic is slightly ironic...

Dina said...

The building has seen better days but I'm glad to see the door open.
Thanks for the new word pronaos.
You can repost this for the City Daily Photo April 23 St. George Day (England) day.

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressive columns, the architecture is wonderful!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It certainly is a wonderful building VP, with a little work it could be stunning..although it would have to be done so very carefully as not to destroy the original feel of it. As Ciel says, to go from Anglican to Catholic is a huge leap in Faith!

tapirgal said...

It's elegant.

notchke said...

Catholic "cult"??

Arianna said...

Bella testimonianza di storia. Ciao, Arianna

JM said...

Gorgeous! Love those walls.