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Weert (L): St. Joseph (A.J.N. Boosten, 1938-1940)

This church was built for a relatively new parish in the south of Weert. In 1932 a temporary church had been built after a design by J.H.H. van Groenendael, at a location in between several small hamlets. It was a small parish in what was still a rural part of Weert, but with the Van Horne barracks nearby a big new church was needed anyway. It would serve as both a parish church and a garrison church and architect A.J.N. Boosten was commissioned to design it. The first stone was laid in March 1939.

The St. Joseph is one of his many characteristic designs. Especially the eastern part is interesting, with its round choir flanked by cylindrical towers and the asymmetrical transept with rose-windows. Other typical Boosten feautures are the flat roofs of the side-aisles, the ridges around the windows and the massive-looking tower. Next to the church is a school, which was also designed by Boosten.

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