St. Laurentius (Steele) - Essen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 51° 26.885 E 007° 04.445
32U E 366170 N 5701414
The crossing tower with a Kaisercrown
Waymark Code: WMNG13
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 03/09/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member sailor_dave
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St. Laurentius in Essen-Steele is a three-aisled basilica built in the years 1871-1873. The dominant architectural style is New Gothic. The architect was August Rincklake (* 15. Februar 1843 in Münster (Westfalen); † 19. August 1915 in Berlin).
Laying of the foundation stone took place on 6/26/1870 and the consecration by Paulus Melchers on 5/20/1875.
St. Laurentius is a monument since 6/8/1989.
On top of the crossing tower there is a beautiful crown that reminds of a visit of Kaiser Otto I in the year 938.

There is a German Wiki about St.Laurentius:
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Location of the Steeple:
Laurentiusberg/Paßstraße 7
Essen, Germany

Approximate Date of Construction: 1871-1873

Website: [Web Link]

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