Friday, June 27, 2014

#137: Shrine of St. Joseph

Seriously, behind bars? The photo makes it look like the cake is in jail. least I was able to get a frontal shot of it. And after climbing over the ledge many times, I was able to get Ozzie on top of it. I guess I'll have to respect the church's decision to put it there. Of all places, I haven't heard that many fellow cake-hunters complain about the cake's position. 

Frontal part of the building

And now, the facts:
  • Part of the city's Columbus Square neighborhood, which is right at downtown.
  • Built in 1843, this shrine was recently refurbished in recent years.
  • Founded by the Jesuits to help serve the German-Americans that migrated to the Columbus Square area. It was blessed in 1844. 
  • The church has survived near-demolition, most recently in 1979, as the place was decaying.
  • Masses are held there, as well as tours (see website for details)
  • Seats more than 600 people.

Right side of the cake

Right and back side of the cake

Wikipedia link
Official website

1220 South 11th Street, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63106
Cake artist: Moira Smith

The cake was sold on 1/1/2015 for $805 in the biddingforgood auction. 

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