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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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St. Augustine Catholic Church

St Augustine Catholic Church 02-03-2013_1919

I thought I had already run these photos of Kelso’s St. Augustine Catholic Church, but I must have held them to keep from overdosing on church pictures when I ran the church photos earlier in the year.

New Hambug St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Oran’s Guardian Angel Catholic Church

About the only quick information I could find online about the church was that it was founded in 1878.

St. Augustine Catholic Church photo gallery

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4 comments to St. Augustine Catholic Church

  • Jane Neumeyer

    At I know about St. Augustine’s, Kelso, is that they must have had an amazing grade school. For such a small parish, they sent a disproportion number of top scholars to Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau, year after year.

  • Beautiful church! Two of my grandchildren were christened there. The pews and walls are perhaps more elaborate than Guardian Angel, but I don’t believe the sanctuary is quite as elaborate as the one at Oran.
    It always amazes me that these tiny towns have such impressive Catholic churches. I guess it’s the German influence.

  • Terry Hopkins

    Beautiful church!We don’t have churches like that down in Florida!

  • Ken, Thank you for your curiosity and the artistic touch that you present in our Newsletter each week! Even tho’ I have interior pictures of this church when my niece got married there, yours are so much nicer because of not having people in the shots – and focusing on the serene, ornate, awesome beauty of this grand building. It just takes my breath away!

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