LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Morrill & Janes Bank Onaga, Kansas Chamber of Commerce

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church


category : Historic Churches
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church The lots for the Catholic Church were purchased on November 22, 1881. The original frame building was used as a place of worship until 1948 when the present stone church was completed. The 400 pound bell and the crucifix were saved from the old church.

Local stone was used throughout the structure and is exposed both on the interior and exterior walls. Bob Truitt, with the help of Bert Handley and Stratton Noble, all of Omaga, quarried the rock southwest of town. They also cut and laid all of the masonry. Mr. Truitt was a stone mason all of this life and many of the stone buildings around Onaga were the work of his hands. This was his last work and truly a masterpiece.

The church's interior is ceilinged in wood from the exposed roof sheathing, supported by scissor trusses at five foot intervals, all finished to harmonize with the furnishings which are elm wood finished in light color. The windows may be called art glass. They convey the symbol of the Vine and the Branches. The church from the outside conveys a feeling of rugged strength and endurance. It is contemporary in design, but shows a mission influence in the bell tower, and a Gothic tendency in its front windows.


Address: 300 Block East 3rd

Come visit us in Onaga, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Onaga Historical Society Museum

The Onaga Museum complex exhibits local historical items in its two main museum buildings and on its grounds you will see a Union Pacific caboose, a furnished log cabin, and a one-room schoolhouse. The museum displays a collection of photographs from the early 1900

Onaga, KS Museums

Doughboy Memorial

The Doughboy was purchased by the American Legion and dedicated November 11, 1920

Onaga, KS Memorials

Round Barn

The Onaga Fair Association built this round barn in the1930

Onaga, KS Historic Buildings

Log Cabin

Located on the grounds of the Onaga Historical Society Museum is a cabin that was "uncovered" when an old house on the Kirke Grutzmacher farm was torn down. According to L.B. "Barney"

Onaga, KS Pioneer Life

Cool Springs Golf Course

A stunning 9-hole course, Cool Springs Golf Course features 3,005 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36

Onaga, KS Golf Courses

Things to do Historic Churches near Onaga, KS

St. John Lutheran Church

This beautiful native stone church was built in 1907. August Peters of Alma was contracted to construct the present native li...