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Façade de l'Église Saint-Martin

Façade of Saint-Martin's Church

artist unknown
1932

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Description

After the church was destroyed during the first World War, in 1932 a new church was built, 'which is an Art Deco masterpiece', by the Laon architect Albert-Paul Müller (1889-1965) [the sign says Pierre Müller).

The front façade is almost completely covered by a large concrete relief of a priest celebratig the mass. At his feet are two smaller panels showing the heads of ten saints (?).Above the door the face of Christ.

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Flanking the door is an elderly woman with a guardian angel, and to the right a woman with child with guardian angel.

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Location (N 49°29'12" - E 3°40'0")

Item Code: frpi073; Photograph: 15 October 2017
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