Stuart Cultural Center (All Saints)
Project Name
City, State
Stuart Cultural Center (All Saints)
Stuart, IA
Jim Tometich
Client HLKB Architecture
Contractor Koester Construction Co., Inc.

All Saints Catholic Church was constructed in 1908. The church is one of a very few Byzantine-style churches in the Midwest. The stones are hand-carved limestone and you won't see stones like these in contemporary structures. In 1995, the church was almost completely destroyed by an arsonist. Only the walls survived.

Reconstruction of the church, utilizing modern technologies, systems, and methods while working with the existing structure and character presented many challenges. The original bridge girders were utilized to support the newly reconstructed barrel and dome. The interior had all new columns and floor joists tied into existing walls and structures to form the new spaces.

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