Washington MO Map
Parishioners in Washington, Mo., worship in a beautifully crafted church that showcases a mixture of traditional German gothic architecture and modern amenities. Architect Chiodini Associates selected brick as the main exterior material because of its prevalence in Washington and to match a nearby school building.
Leonard Masonry’s work on Our Lady of Lourdes included a combination of brick, cast stone and split-faced block. Visitors enter the lower level through a masonry feature including three arches separated by columns. The sanctuary entrance has a massive brick façade with four soaring columns. The brick columns on both levels feature recessed brick lines on all four sides to provide additional architectural interest. They are supported by split-faced block topped with sloped cast stone. Recessed and protruding brick patterns are further incorporated into the masonry on the bell tower and along the top of the building under cast stone accents. Cast stone is used throughout the design to accent windows and columns. Pointed arch windows are surrounded by cast stone and then corbelled brick. Cast stone provides a band around the top of the building and additional horizontal bands add interest among a sea of brick.
Fall 2006 - Masonry Institute of St. Louis Excellence in Masonry Award "Distinction in Craftsmanship"
Spring 2005 - MCAA International Excellence in Masonry Awards "2nd Place Honor"