Sainte-therese-de-enfant-jesus church to Hirson

Architectural description

The Church is built in reinforced concrete on a Basilica plan, with two aisles framing a nave, 7 spans, and flat chevet. Some elements are also in cinder block with a cemented coating. The Western, 23 metres high facade is flanked by 2 rounds. The adjacent campanile in the nave, on the left of the choir, which is accessed by the crypt or the outside, rises to 45 meters, the arrow is also concrete.

The aisles are covered by a ceiling of exposed concrete, the nave by a barrel vault. Coverage of the nave by a two-sided roof and the side aisles by a shed roof is synthetic slate. A rectangular building 5 spans, floor square, covered terrace, entwined at this same bedside, houses the sacristy and parish meeting rooms. In addition to the mezzanine floor and a basement, the building has a crypt with 3 bays, the Central Bay houses a chapel. This crypt is supported by columns.

History

The construction of the Sainte-Thérèse of the child Jesus Church is linked to expanding demographic and economic city of Hirson in the first decades of the 20th century, and the personal action of a man, the engineer of hirsonnaise origin, Aimé Joseph Bonna (1855-1930). Before the demographic pressure of the industrial city, the smallness of the our Lady of Lourdes parish church, rebuilt in 1908, and the need to build a place of worship to serve the railwaymen city of Northern Railway, the clergy of Hirson intends to build a chapel from the 1920s.

Aimé Joseph Bonna, inventor of a new method of line pipe, having made his fortune, decided in 1929 to build at his own expense this new place of worship. It is he who draws up the plans, purchased the land, finances and leading the work. Modernity and the brutality of the completed work may surprise, especially as one of the first projects-plans by elevation showed an eclectic style building, gantry with a façade inspired by the classic architecture of the 17th century, while incorporating elements of the vocabulary of the Renaissance.

The first stone was laid on October 3, 1929. The death of Bonna, in November 1930, does not interrupt the worksite, which ends in the summer 1931. The building was dedicated on September 30, 1931. In addition to religious building itself, with an underground Crypt Chapel, the building has also spaces and meeting rooms for parish use.

The building was made entirely in reinforced concrete, many photographs allow to follow the construction, its status, and observe manufacturing techniques. The aisles were covered by a roof lean-to at an unknown date, whereas the comp and inaugurated building photographs show terrace roofs. Modern architectural building, inspired by the Art deco movement, is noticeable in its vertical lines, in its desire for integration of the monumental sculpture, which contrast with the Interior marked by a certain Historicism inspired by the ancient basilicas.

The important Interior, of style Art deco, often integral with the architectural elements, was realized only partially. The cradle of the nave vaults and ceilings of the collateral, near 1500 roses in polychrome plaster, ought to be illuminated by so many bulbs.

Source: Ministry of culture.

Sainte-therese-de-enfant-jesus parish church
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Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Sainte-therese-de-enfant-jesus parish church, The construction of the Sainte-Thérèse of the child Jesus Church is linked to expanding demographic and economic city of Hirson in the first decades of the 20th century, and the personal action of a man, the engineer of hirsonnaise origin, Aimé Joseph Bonna (1855-1930). Before the demographic pressure of the industrial city, the smallness of the our Lady of Lourdes parish church, rebuilt in 1908, and the need to build a place of worship to serve the railwaymen city of Northern Railway, the clergy of Hirson intends to build a chapel from the 1920s. hirson, aisne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 1724
  • item : Eglise paroissiale Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus
  • Location of the building :
    • Aisne
    • Hirson
  • Address : 125 rue de la République
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 2381
  • Zip code of the municipality : 02500
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • church
    • parish church
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : restored

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Year : 1929
  • Investigation : 1999
  • Date taken into account : 2001/11/30

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • This construction is mainly composed of concrete
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 5 different types :
    • terrace
    • gable roof
    • shed
    • lean massaged
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • synthetic material cover
    • concrete cover
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'barrel vault (concrete)'
  • Floors : 4 type of floors in this manual :
    • basement
    • 1 floor square
    • 3 vessels
    • entresol
  • Stairs : 5 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • masonry
    • stairs in work-
    • staircase
    • staircase to return
    • open cage
  • Decoration of the building : 2 forms of decoration are present
    • stained glass
    • sculpture
  • Representation : 5 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • holy
    • cross
    • architectural ornament
    • saint
    • column
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'elongated plane'

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 4 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • crypt
    • church hall
    • by
    • room
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : one of them appears to represent St. therese of lisieux spreading roses. a diocesan association property
  • Involved in the work : Bonna Aimé Joseph (commanditaire)
  • Author of the survey MH : Guiochon Xavier-Philippe
  • Mérimée reference : IA02000916

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Picardie - Service de l'Inventaire du patrimoine culturel5, rue Henry Daussy 80044 Amiens Cedex 1 - 03.22.97.33.73

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Eglise paroissiale Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, hirson
Sainte-therese-de-enfant-jesus church to Hirson. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise paroissiale Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, hirson
Sainte-therese-de-enfant-jesus church to Hirson. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise paroissiale Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, hirson
Sainte-therese-de-enfant-jesus church to Hirson. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise paroissiale Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, hirson

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